May Institute

Success Stories

At May Institute, we measure success by one child or adult at a time. Over the course of more than five decades, we have had the privilege of serving countless families and witnessing tremendous growth and progress. Below are some of their stories and their successes.

The Long Journey Back
Kevin, an individual served through our Adult Services program in Connecticut, celebrates his fourth anniversary and life transformation. more

Satisfaction in a Job Well Done
Josh’s honest nature and remarkable work ethic are inspiring, and remind all of us that there is much satisfaction in a job well done. more

“Our New Family”
“I brought Austin to doctors to find answers. Doctors didn’t even have the chance to know Austin long enough to help explain his behavior. But we never gave up.” more

Declan’s Journey
The story of a boy, who despite facing many hardships, always sees the good in people and strives to help others. more

Appreciating the Little Things
"I have learned that while autism brings many challenges, it does not limit Josephat’s ability to be happy." more

Nancy’s Story
“When I get Nancy up in the morning, she always throws her arms around me and gives me a big hug,” says Sue Santapaola, a program specialist who has been working with Nancy for almost two years. more

Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic Helps Mother through Son’s Journey—“He’s Back”
“[May Institute clinicians] are so professional, structured, and organized. And the ABA therapy they provide is so scientific, so data-driven. The minute our first therapist walked in the door, I knew this was going to work.” more

Autism: A Father’s Perspective - “Hopeful Devastation” to Profound Joy
Jacob was two-and-a-half when my wife and I learned that he had autism. This is our story, and one that for the past 11 years has been inextricably connected to May Institute. more

Seeing Potential and Measuring Success, One Child at a Time
Four-year-old Adam was wise enough to see beyond his classmate’s limitations. To him, Abby was full of potential. more

Redefining Lives Touched by Brain Injury
“In the end, the residential program at the May Center has been a tremendous gift to William.” more

Those Three Little Words...
“That was the way in. After he mastered eye contact, he could work on imitation, language, academic skills, and self-help skills.” more

Gabe’s Story
"When people ask me what Gabe’s program has meant for our family, I have very difficult time answering. This is not because it hasn’t been significant, but because it has changed everything." more

It's All in the Approach
"They treated me with dignity and respect. They helped me succeed in school. I got my diploma.... And I learned a lot about brain injury." more

A Life-changing Experience for One Child with Brain Injury
A thank you from parents whose son attended May Institute's school for students with brain injury. more

Through a Mother's Eyes
"I think now there are no boundaries for her. Even if she still dependent in her adulthood, she will find lots of things that satisfy her and make her life complete. I thank the May Center for that." more

A Grateful Clubhouse Member
"People like me rely on and are so grateful for services that help us hold our heads up high again." more

Aiden’s Story
"We’re amazed at how positive and hopeful we feel about Aiden’s future, as this is a striking contrast from how we felt a year ago." more

Early Intervention Makes the Difference
"In my mind, you are responsible for bringing Jeremy from his secluded world of autism into our world." more