With the virtual NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism presented by Avidia Bank only a week away, we wanted to give the NECC community some creative ways they can participate. In addition to walking or running the distance, you can get the same amount of activity by cycling for 12 miles, using a rower or elliptical for 30 minutes, or playing basketball for 50 minutes.

For more ideas and information on how to participate in the social media event on May 9, watch the video below!


Thank you to our sponsors for making this special day possible:

Avidia Bank


Bay State Physical Therapy

FITTS Insurance

Greenwood Industries Inc.

Ken’s Foods

New England Dental Group

Priority Fire and Security Inc.

Southborough Wellness

The Apparel Project

The Willz Family

This End Up Furniture Company

About The New England Center for Children

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) is an award-winning autism education center and research institute. Our community of teachers, researchers, and clinicians have transformed the lives of thousands of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology. The Center provides comprehensive services to maximize independence: home-based, day, and residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, the ACE® ABA Software System (www.acenecc.org), teacher professional development, and research on educational best practices.

NECC is committed to staff professional development, partnering with local colleges to provide on-site graduate training and degrees at little to no cost to the NECC teacher. The result is a growing pool of exceptional teachers trained in best-in-class methodologies, whether they continue their careers at NECC or move on to public schools or private agencies. The New England Center for Children is based in Southborough, MA, and operates a center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Learn more at www.necc.org.