Microsoft Gives $3.4 Million to The New England Center for Children
New England Council member Microsoft gave a $3.4 million grant to fellow Council member The New England Center for Children (NECC), a Southborough education and research center for children with autism. The grant of software and services will upgrade the Center’s technology infrastructure allowing it “to continue its mission of providing best-in-class education, research and technology for children with autism.”
Vincent Strully, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Center said, “Microsoft products are a large component of both staff and student productivity at the New England Center. Microsoft’s donation allows us to maximize our resources and provide our students with the innovative programs, facilities, and materials they need to thrive.”
The upgrades from the grant will allow the Center to streamline data collection for its Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia, which is used by more than 4,700 users in 27 states and nine foreign countries to provide teachers with lesson plans, assessment tools, teaching materials and student performance reports.
The New England Council applauds Microsoft for providing the resources NECC needs to further its accomplishments in autism education and research.