While Giving Tuesday traditionally celebrates philanthropy and encourages individuals to help support charities, this year, The New England Center for Children approached the day slightly differently. Given how challenging the last year has been, instead of asking for continued financial support, NECC just wants to thank its network of friends, families, and corporate partners who have allowed the educational and direct-care staff to continue working with students. Their consistent, generous support has been truly remarkable and deserves recognition.

“We are so lucky to have donors who have gone above and beyond to support our mission this year,” says Beth McGonagle, Director of Institutional Advancement at NECC. “Whether it be through financial donations or donating PPE for our direct-care staff, so many of our friends have made a difference this year. We are so lucky to have all of them. On behalf of all of NECC, thank you.”

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 diverse 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.