Southborough, Mass. – Sept. 26, 2019 – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today the election of Marco Farsheed to the Board of Directors. Mr. Farsheed is an accomplished entrepreneur and private investor.

“The New England Center for Children is fortunate to have Marco Farsheed join our Board of Directors and we will benefit from his entrepreneurial perspective,” said Vincent Strully, President and CEO of The New England Center for Children. “Marco combines business and technical acumen with a desire to improve education for all children. We share a common mission to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide.”

“I am honored and excited to join the NECC Board of Directors. The New England Center for Children has deservedly achieved an international reputation for their education, research and technology to help children with autism,” said Mr. Farsheed. “I have been most impressed with NECC’s ACE® ABA Software System. This curriculum combines NECC’s best-practice, research-based techniques and methodologies, along with reporting tools, to help teachers around the world improve learning for children with autism. I look forward to helping and collaborating with NECC to grow and further their influence in the world of autism services for children.”

Mr. Farsheed is Managing Director of Sina Partners, a family investment and incubation company. He has held executive positions in a number of private and public companies including enEvolv, Cofounder and CEO; Streambase Systems, VP of Strategic Business Development (acquired by TIBCO); Permessa, CEO (acquired by Group Business Software); C-bridge Internet Solutions, EVP of Sales and Marketing (IPO); Platinum Technologies, VP of Business Development and Global Accounts (acquired by CA). Mr. Farsheed has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


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


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