"Since its founding in 1975, The New England Center For Children has remained true to its original mission: providing state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment, with care and with respect, for children with autism and other related disabilities.
We maintain a steadfast dedication to helping individuals reach their potential and live productively; to minimizing dependence and maximizing independence; and to eliminating isolation and increasing social, educational and employment opportunities through integration into all aspects of community life.
As a private, nonprofit corporation, our commitment extends to creating a positive, professional environment for our staff so that they can work cooperatively toward achieving NECC's goals. We strive to be at the forefront of conducting and publishing research to further the understanding and treatment of autism and related disabilities.
NECC knows that the “cure du jour” approach to treating children with autism is a hollow substitute for proven scientific methods and programs. We use only those methods that produce results and address the full spectrum of autism treatment needs.
NECC continues to be dedicated to educating the student with autism and providing support and specialized training to sustain the family.
Respect for the dignity and individuality of each child is central to NECC's values. Just as each child is unique, so too are NECC's goals for each child. NECC strives to continually open new doors for each student - helping the student to reach his/her individual human potential and to lead as productive and independent a life as possible.
NECC understands the difference its teachers and staff can make in the lives of children with autism and other related disorders. Because of this, NECC provides a unique opportunity for individuals to become highly-skilled and experienced teachers through its specialized professional development model.
Excerpted from the preschool's website