The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, has been named a 2021 “School of Excellence” by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

NASET is a national organization dedicated to supporting and assisting special education teachers. With this, they help in providing the best education possible for children and adolescents with special needs. Their “School of Excellence” distinction has been awarded since 2008 to schools around the United States. It honors private special education programs that meet professional criteria and demonstrate commitment and achievement in the field. This is the second time NECC has received this distinction, and the first time since 2008.

“Receiving this distinction is recognition for our teachers and clinicians who provide our students with the best care and education possible,” said Vincent Strully, Jr., Founder and CEO of NECC. “The last 18 months have been trying, but in the face of incredible adversity, our staff has risen to the occasion to ensure that our students have remained top of mind. NECC as an institution receives this award, but it is the individuals on our staff who have made it possible.”

About The National Association of Special Education Teachers

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is a national membership organization dedicated to rendering all possible support and assistance to those preparing for or teaching in the field of special education. NASET was founded to promote the profession of special education teachers and to provide a national forum for their ideas.

About The New England Center for Children

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) is a private, nonprofit center providing evidence-based treatment and services for children with autism. Programs include in-home ABA therapy for infants and toddlers, a full-service day school for children age 4-22, and a safe, structured residential program that seamlessly integrates with the day school. NECC also oversees special education classrooms in public schools throughout New England and consults with families around the world. The technology division has patented its curriculum – the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE®) ABA Software System – which is used by more than 8,000 learners worldwide. 

NECC is committed to diversity and 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.