New England Center for Children
For the last 48 years, The New England Center for Children (NECC) has been providing children with autism with the best services available so they can live full, productive, and rewarding lives in their community. At NECC, we provide comprehensive services for children with autism through our day and residential programs based in Southborough, MA; our partner classrooms in public school systems throughout Massachusetts and New England; as well as through our consulting services and autism curriculum software for teacher across the globe. Since our modest founding in 1975 at the then-Taunton State Hospital, NECC has grown into a leader in the autism field that serves more than 1,300 students each year, and an additional 12,000 individuals across the globe through our ACE® ABA Software System.
We also know that to serve as many children with autism as possible, we must reach beyond our own walls. That’s why training the next generation of autism educators and researchers is such a critical part of our model. NECC is committed to industry-leading staff professional development opportunities, specifically with our on-campus graduate degree partnership programs. The result is a growing pool of autism educators and researchers that impact the lives of children with autism both at NECC and around the world. Thousands of NECC staff alumni are now providing state-of-the-art care and services worldwide, whether through consulting, teaching, or their own programs.
The funds raised through the B.A.A. Non-Profit Program directly impact our students at NECC. Every dollar raised goes to our Annual Fund, which funds crucial areas not covered by tuition, such as student activities, individual student needs, off-campus activities, specialized technology, student equipment and materials, and vocational opportunities. It also supports our staff development, research and training opportunities, as well as our DEI initiatives and employee resource groups. Over the last 15 years, Team NECC Boston Marathon runners have raised nearly $1 million in important funds for our students.
According to the CDC, 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism in the U.S., and NECC’s work is more important than ever. Join Team NECC and our mission to create a global network of educators, researchers, and programs so that those living with autism may live fuller lives.