The community-based residential services of the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation in Brockton, Mass., are an extension of the day school programs and services. We provide residential education for students who have recently left rehabilitation centers and hospitals, as well as for students with long-term needs.
We recognize that the decision to move a child to a residential program can be a difficult one for families. Our staff work diligently to address the concerns of families before, during, and after a move. We create a home-away-from-home environment that is safe and nurturing, while encouraging students and their families to maintain a strong connection with regular phone calls and visits.
The school provides four community residences and one on-site residence, each supporting between eight and 10 students. The residences support interaction with peers and classmates living in other houses.
Residential students attend classes with day school students, while also working on strengthening their social, daily living, and recreational skills, including meal preparation, shopping, and community leisure activities. Residential teams and school-based teachers coordinate efforts to ensure a consistent approach to each student’s educational plan.
Every student’s residential experience is unique and personalized. It focuses on behavior, social, and independent skills development, and addresses each child’s medical and rehabilitative needs. School and residential staff work together to coordinate students’ IEP goals so the learning doesn’t stop at the end of the school day.