NECC’s Mission

“To transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology”



On June 27, 2007, NECC Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Vincent Strully, Jr., signed a long term agreement with the Abu Dhabi Health Services company (SEHA), launching a comprehensive education program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Established as a directive by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, NECC-Abu Dhabi (NECC-AD) ensures that children with autism in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi have access to the facilities and resources that they need for a high-quality education experience that will maximize their independence.

In July 2018, NECC-AD was renamed as the Mohamed bin Rashid Center for Special Education operated by the New England Center for Children (MRC-NECC).  MRC-NECC provides intensive educational services utilizing the proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to UAE National children with autism and related disorders ages 3-9.  MRC-NECC is designed to replicate the comprehensive range of educational services and graduate education available in our U.S. center.  Our beautiful, world class facility is located in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi.