NECC was featured prominently in a March 29, 2020 Worcester Telegram & Gazette article about COVID-19’s impact on those with autism and other developmental challenges. In addition to detailing how NECC teachers are continuing their work in residences, the piece also included NECC Founder and CEO, Vinnie Strully’s thoughts about the current situation. Strully voiced his support of NECC staff during this challenging time, stating, “Our special education teachers and applied behavioral analysts have become first responders in a national emergency.”

To view the full article, click here.

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