We believe every child with autism deserves the best services available so they can live full, productive, and rewarding lives in their community. At The New England Center for Children (NECC), we provide comprehensive services for children with autism: home-based, day, and residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, and autism curriculum software for teachers.

We also know that to serve as many children with autism as possible, we must reach beyond on our own walls. That’s why training is such a critical part of our model. NECC provides staff with initial training, ongoing professional development, and graduate program opportunities. In fact, NECC has trained thousands of professionals who are now providing state-of-the-art care and services worldwide, whether through consulting, teaching, or their own programs.

The John and Diane Kim Autism Institute is home to our research center, where we study how children with autism best learn. This data is published in top peer-reviewed journals and is also directed into the ACE® ABA Software System, our autism curriculum used by educators around the world.


To transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.


To be a global leader in the provision of effective, evidence-based educational services for the millions of under-served children with autism and their families.

We strive to be at the forefront of conducting and publishing research to further the understanding and treatment of autism and related disabilities, and will use only those methods that show results. Science is consistent in showing that early, intensive instruction using the methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA) helps children with autism learn and reach their maximum potential.


Bring help to hundreds of thousands of children and their families, and give hope to millions.


Educate teachers and parents around the world so that they may benefit from the knowledge and methods developed at NECC.


Use the power of technology to help teachers and families transform the lives of children with autism.


Define our future success by the number of children being served.


“I always tell others that NECC is like the Mayo Clinic or Dana Farber for autism. It is a beacon of hope for families affected by autism.” – NECC Parent