On Friday, November 20, the Board of Directors of The New England Center for Children ® (NECC®) released new mission and vision statements for the organization. The updated statements are part of the new Strategic Plan that defined goals and objectives for the next six years. The statements themselves reflect NECC’s purpose and act as guiding principles.

The new mission and vision statements are the result of a year-long process involving input from teachers, administrators, parents, Board members, and other key stakeholders in the NECC community. Led by the Director of Professional Development, Dr. Allen Karsina, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, the strategic planning process benefitted from his thirty years at the Center. The mission and vision statements, together with a set of core values, were unanimously approved by the Board of Directors.

Mission: To create a global network of educators, researchers, and programs so that those living with autism may live fuller lives. 

Vision: A world where autism is not a barrier to happiness, growth, and independence.

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.