Characterized by disorders in behavior, social interaction, and communication, autism can create enormous stress on a family—stress that is magnified when effective services are not accessible. Therefore, parent education and family support are a critical part of May Institute's early intervention and home-based services, which are individually designed to meet the needs of each family.
May Institute also offers a variety of trainings and support services for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). These trainings are available in the various May Centers for Child Development and at different program locations throughout the country.
Individualized parent training and support is offered through the ASD Clinic at our Randolph, Mass., location.
The “Pathways” Parent Education series, offered in partnership with the National Autism Center, is designed for parents of children newly diagnosed with an ASD. The Pathways series provides critical information about ASD diagnosis, treatment options, and comprehensive services. Pathways is currently available at our locations in Randolph, Mass. and Columbus, Ga.
Our “Experts in Autism” Speaker Series in Randolph, Mass., includes a variety of important topics related to ASD. Theses trainings are designed to educate families, educators, and providers on a wide variety of topics related to autism. See our events calendar for upcoming training opportunities.