May Institute

About May Institute

Welcome to May Institute. We are an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.

The organization is one of the largest and most well-respected providers of services and special education schools for children and adults with autism and other special needs in Massachusetts and in the U.S.

Since its founding nearly 60 years ago, May Institute has evolved into a national network that serves thousands of individuals and their families annually. With corporate headquarters in Randolph, Mass., the Institute operates more than 160 service locations in more than a dozen states across the country.


Our Mission — Excellence in Service, Training and Research

May Institute proudly serves individuals across the lifespan with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, behavior disorders, and mental illness to promote independence, choice, dignity, and respect. We provide compassionate and caring educational, therapeutic, habilitative, and consulting services grounded in evidence-based practice.

May Institute is committed to excellence in specialized services through training, research, and the highest level of professional expertise to meet the broad range of needs in individuals, families, schools, and communities. 

Our Vision

We will make a difference every day in the lives of the children, adolescents, and adults we serve.

As a service provider, we will:

  • Deliver the highest quality services and state-of-the-art interventions
  • Commit to continual service improvements through research
  • Maintain fiscal stability through sound management and growth strategies

As an employer, we will:

  • Be an employer of choice with the best trained, dedicated, and diverse workforce
  • Foster an environment of respect
  • Facilitate excellent and open lines of communication

As a recognized leader, we will:

  • Provide innovative, evidence-based care
  • Hire experts in the field
  • Publish research and present at national conferences
  • Promote transparency and accountability to our stakeholders