Opening Doors for Children and Families with Autism

Welcome to The New England Center for Children (NECC®), a school for children with autism located 20 miles west of Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts. We transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.

Work at NECC

There is perhaps no greater feeling of accomplishment that any individual can experience than the knowledge that they’ve made a truly positive difference in the life of another person.

Nicole Day Coordinator
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Utah ACE Specialist
Rachel Development

Latest News

  • NECC hosted Ron Fournier book signing
    Jun 1, 2016
    The New England Center for Children, in partnership with the Harvard Institute of Politics, hosted a book signing event with author, Ron Fournier. His new book, Love That Boy, explores…

  • #TeamNECC Will Run 120th Boston Marathon.
    Feb 1, 2016
    The Boston Marathon is on the horizon and #TeamNECC runners are out pounding the pavement for NECC students! This year, NECC received 4 numbers from the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon…


Falmouth Road Race
Aug 21 all-day

NECC has fifteen runners registered to raise money for the New England Center for Children through this annual road race. Support them with a gift, or show up to cheer them to the finish line!

The Mike
Aug 29 all-day

In its 8th year, the Mike has raised over $270,000 for NECC students! Started by NECC parents Mike and Lori McKenna, “The Mike” is lovingly named after their 14 year old son Mike, who has been a student at NECC for 9 years.  To learn more about this annual tournament, please visit

Latest Facebook Post

June 27, 2016

THANK YOU to all for a great race this year - 1,502 participants raised more than $220,000 for our kids!! ... See MoreSee Less

The ACE Curriculum

The ACE is the premier educational system for learners with autism. Our educational package provides BCBAs and Special Educators the ability to assess, teach and evaluate progress using evidence based procedures.

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Public School Services

The Public School Services Department extends NECC's knowledge and expertise to over 1000 students in public schools and private agencies across the country.

Parent Education Series

NECC® offers a series of informational sessions for family members of children with autism. Presentations are open to the public.


Our admissions process is designed to be informative for parents/legal guardians while providing the information necessary to determine if the child should be placed at NECC.

550+ Students Are Enrolled at NECC

Support NECC

NECC has enormous impact on the lives of children with autism
and their families. Through generous donations from the greater
community, NECC continues to be able to provide critical
services to the those effected by autism.