The New England Center for Children was featured prominently in an April 4, 2020 Boston Globe article titled, “Isolated from their families, children and adults in group homes struggle for normalcy.” In the article, Founder and CEO Vinnie Strully, as well as NECC parent Roberta Biscan, were interviewed on the toll that COVID-19 is taking on both staff and students. Strully also highlighted NECC’s response to COVID-19. 

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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 (, 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