Founded in 1975, The New England Center for Children's (NECC®) mission is to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.
Our Strategic Goals:
1. Ensure highest quality in all NECC programs
2. Extend NECC's network, reach, affiliations, and brand
3. Ensure growth by leveraging NECC's intellectual expertise
4. Provide appropriate resources for all programs
5. Build toward long-term financial sustainability
- NECC's programs serve more than 500 students primarily between the ages of 18 months and 22 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- We serve our students in a variety of preschool, home-based, residential, and academic programs. In addition, we serve children in 15 Partner Classrooms in 11 public school districts throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire serving 95 students.
- NECC provides consulting to 41 school districts in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York, serving nearly 200 children.
- The New England Center for Children - Abu Dhabi (NECC-AD) opened its doors in Abu Dhabi in December 2007 with six students and one classroom in a temporary facility. Since then, the program has followed a careful and systematic expansion plan and now has 36 students in six classrooms. Future plans for NECC-AD include the construction of a new permanent facility that is already underway and should be completed by 2012.
- NECC employs 95 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, 13 professionals with Ph.D.s and 200 staff with Master's level education
- NECC faculty have made more than 1,073 conference presentations and have published nearly 200 research articles in peer-reviewed academic journals
- NECC is a proud recipient of the following recognition:
- 2000 - National Award for Model Professional Development from the U.S. Department of Education
- 2005 - Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis
- 2006 - $450,000 Challenge Grant - The Kresge Foundation of Troy, Michigan
- 2007 - Vincent Strully, Jr. named Entrepreneur of the Year in New England by Ernst & Young
- 2008 - NASET School of Excellence (National Association of Special Education Teachers)
- Since 1987, approximately 800 full-time employees have received Master's degrees in one NECC's on-site graduate programs. At least 600 former NECC teachers now work with students with autism in public schools across the United States.
- NECC employs more than 800 staff, operates a 90,000 square foot central school facility, and owns 15 residential group homes in the surrounding communities