May Institute


Julia Burgess, M.S., M.B.A.
Sr. Director, Strategic and Corporate Communications
781.437.1348
jburgess@mayinstitute.org

Press Releases

10/27/14
May Institute Adult Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s adult services in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire have been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more


10/14/14
May Institute Expands Services, Opens May Center for Evaluation and Treatment
May Institute has opened the May Center for Evaluation and Treatment to serve children, adolescents, adults, and families with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities, as well as those who have behavior disorders and mental health diagnoses. more


09/24/14
May Institute Opens Autism Center for Families in Colorado Springs
May Institute has opened a new May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Colorado Springs, Colo., to serve military and civilian families and their children at nearby military installations and in surrounding communities. more


08/26/14
May Institute Prepares for 60th Anniversary with New Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan
The organization’s leadership team recently completed an in-depth planning process that culminated in the unveiling of a comprehensive three-year strategic plan. more


08/13/14
Depression is Real: 1 in 4 Adults in the United States Battles Mental Illness
Mr. Williams was one of tens of millions of Americans affected by mental health issues, or mental illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 25% percent of adults in the United States have a mental illness. more


08/6/14
May Institute’s Chief Information Officer Wins Prestigious Boston Business Journal Award
Kevin M. More, M.B.A., May Institute’s Chief Information Officer, has been named one of two 2014 CIO award winners from the nonprofit sector by the Boston Business Journal. more


07/2/14
May Institute Home-based and School Consultation Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for the home-based and school consultation services it provides to public schools, educational collaboratives, private agencies, families, and individuals. more


06/26/14
Summer Life-Saving Tips for Parents of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
With the summer season well underway, we offer safety tips for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs. These basic safety skills may someday become critical life-saving skills. more


06/25/14
May Institute Earns Four Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications
May Institute recently earned four awards for excellence in communications from two prominent New England organizations. more


06/14/14
Hair of Fame Salon Raises $6,800 to Help May Institute’s National Autism Center Offer Critical Information and Services
Representatives from Hair of Fame salon in Springfield, Mass., have presented May Institute’s National Autism Center with a check for $6,800 to support programs and services that benefit individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). more


06/13/14
May Institute Appoints Martha Sloan Felch and Nancy Nager to its Board of Trustees
May Institute’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members: Nancy Nager, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Specialized Billing Services and Specialized Healthcare Services; and Martha Sloan Felch, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager of Commercial Lending at Blue Hills Bank. more


05/6/14
Alden Trust Grant Helps Bridge Technology Gap for Students with Brain Injury
May Institute has received a $10,000 grant from the John W. Alden Trust to help bridge the technology gap at its school in Brockton, Mass., for children and adolescents with brain injury. more


04/2/14
Award-Winning Campaign Asks, “Does Someone You Love Have Autism?”
Does someone you love have autism? May Institute, a national nonprofit organization, will ask that question to hundreds of thousands of people during April, National Autism Awareness Month. May Institute provides critical services, and access to services, for children and adults with autism and other special needs throughout the country. more


03/28/14
Commentary: Joint Statement from the National Autism Center and May Institute Regarding CDC's New Rate of One in 68 Children Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Within hours of the release, conflicting opinions on the veracity and accuracy of, and meaning behind, these statistics were voiced. Regardless of interpretations, the call to action is clear. more


03/4/14
Announcement
The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, located in Randolph, Mass., is seeking human services professionals, attorneys, nurses, emergency responders, and other interested persons to serve as volunteer members of its Human Rights Committee (HRC). more


02/12/14
South Yarmouth Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
South Yarmouth resident Jacqueline Cook, a Program Coordinator for May Institute’s Adult Services division, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from the Institute’s Board of Trustees. more


02/5/14
Whitman Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
Whitman resident Christopher Cushing, Coordinator of Transitional Education at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders in Brockton, Mass., has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from May Institute’s Board of Trustees. more


02/4/14
Peabody, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
Peabody resident Nancy Molligi, a Program Coordinator for May Institute’s Adult Services division, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from the Institute’s Board of Trustees. more


01/28/14
Billerica, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Billerica resident Veronica DelToro, a teaching assistant and adapted physical education teacher at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Woburn, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from the Institute’s Board of Trustees. more


12/23/13
May Institute Partners with Richdale Convenience Stores to Advance Job Training for Students with Autism
May Institute and Richdale Convenience Stores have announced a new business partnership that will bring real-world business expertise into the classrooms at the Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion. more


11/15/13
May Institute Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant
May Institute has been selected as one of the 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s new $100K for 100 program. The organization was chosen from more than 370 applicants during a competitive review process by the Foundation. more


10/14/13
Eileen G. Pollack Named Senior Vice President of Development, Communications, and Public Relations at May Institute
Eileen G. Pollack, of Newton, Mass., has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Development, Communications, and Public Relations for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. more


08/20/13
May Institute Earns Six Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications, PR, Marketing
May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services for individuals with special needs, has recently received six awards for excellence in communications, public relations, and marketing from two prominent New England organizations. more


08/15/13
Dr. Robert Putnam Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Support
Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President of School Consultation at May Institute, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS), an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies to help schools and other organizations improve quality of life for and decrease problem behaviors in the individuals they serve. more


08/1/13
May Institute Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
Donation to May Institute is part of $5.6 million granted by CVS Caremark to increase access to health care services and children’s health-related programs more


06/5/13
Brennan Named Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute
Terese Brennan, M.S., of Malden, has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. more


06/3/13
Critical Autism Services Available for Military and Civilian Families in the D.C. Area
May Institute, a national nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive, research-based services to children and adults with autism and other special needs, has opened a new May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Alexandria, Va. more


05/2/13
Kevin M. More Named Chief Information Officer of May Institute
May Institute has announced the appointment of Kevin M. More, M.B.A., to the position of Chief Information Officer. more


04/22/13
5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation
Even the most well-intentioned and informed adults can flounder when it comes to communicating effectively with peers, co-workers, classmates, or gym buddies on the autism spectrum. more


04/16/13
Local girl helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Chenggang of Somerville if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding “yes”! Her 12-year-old daughter Anna does, and she is enthusiastic about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/16/13
Roxbury youth helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Tashina Hall of Roxbury if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding “yes”! Her 19-year-old son Jahmeel was diagnosed when he was 3, and she is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/16/13
Norton family helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Nancy and Bob O’Connor if someone they love has autism, they will respond with a resounding “yes”! Their daughter Bryanna does, and the whole family is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month more


04/15/13
Local boy helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Gina McClellan of Scituate if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding "yes"! Her 6-year-old son Drew does, and she is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/2/13
May Institute Promotes Autism Awareness on the MBTA
Here in Massachusetts, where more than 13,000 school-aged children have been diagnosed, May Institute is launching a powerful public awareness campaign today – World Autism Awareness Day – on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The campaign will run throughout the month of April which is National Autism Awareness Month. more


03/27/13
National Autism Center Awarded $25,000 Grant from Autism Speaks
The National Autism Center (NAC), May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based practice, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Autism Speaks to educate military families with children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Center was the only Massachusetts-based nonprofit selected to receive an Autism Speaks’ community grant in 2012. more


03/21/13
Commentary from May Institute and National Autism Center Regarding One in 50 School Kids Has Autism, CDC Says
A new estimate released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism. While prevalence rates continue to be debated and the cause(s) for the increases remain elusive, we must not lose sight of the critical realities this upward trend emphatically underscores. more


03/12/13
Success Strategies to Help Your Family and Child with a Brain Injury or Disorder
The learning curve is steep for parents who learn their child has been diagnosed with a brain disorder – a reality that many find incredibly daunting. Faced with all the unknowns and unanswered questions, their journey forward can often be overwhelming. These strategies can help. more


03/12/13
May Institute Continues Expansion of Critical Autism Services in Military Communities
Through the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Mt. Laurel, NJ, May Institute now offers a comprehensive set of educational and behavioral services to civilian and military families and their children with autism stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and in the surrounding area. more


03/1/13
May Institute Receives Grant from Doug Flutie Foundation to Develop New Technology Initiative in Adult Services
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02/28/13
Londonderry, NH, Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Heather Giurlando, Regional Coordinator of Home-Based Services, has received May Institute’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. Nominations are made by peers and supervisors. more


02/28/13
Agawam, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Luis Rodriguez, Program Coordinator at the May Center for Adult Services, has received May Institute’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. more


02/28/13
Dorchester, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Henrietta Tuitt, a Program Coordinator in May Institute’s Adult Residential Services/Revere Division, has received the organization’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. more


01/31/13
May Institute Educational Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute's educational services for students with special needs have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more


01/29/13
Debra Blair Named Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at May Institute
May Institute has announced the promotion of Debra Blair, M.B.A., CMA, CPA, to Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2013. more


01/7/13
Dr. Lauren C. Solotar Named President of May Institute
May Institute's Board of Trustees has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, has been named President of the organization as well. She succeeds Dr. Walter P. Christian, who has retired after 35 years. more


12/11/12
May Institute Expands Employment Training Program to Help Narrow Unemployment Gap for Young People with Autism
May Institute is responding to its own increasing numbers of maturing students by creating a highly specialized program -- the Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion. more


10/8/12
May Institute Supports Civilian and Military Families in Need of Autism Services
May Institute is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year it is among the selected beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). more


09/27/12
National Autism Center Provides Critical Autism Services
The National Autism Center is proud to be among the selected beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace fundraising effort, which has raised $7 billion for charities around the globe since 1961. more


09/17/12
May Institute Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
May Institute received a $15,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust for the expansion of a program focused on social skills development for military dependents with autism. more


09/5/12
May Institute Group Homes in Northeast Florida Earn Top Rankings
May Institute’s group homes that serve adults with developmental disabilities and intensive behavioral challenges in northeast Florida recently received top rankings from that state’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities. more


08/14/12
National Autism Center Promotes Dr. Hanna C. Rue to Executive Director
The National Autism Center (NAC) has announced the promotion of Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D, to Executive Director. more


07/13/12
Commentary from May Institute and the National Autism Center Regarding Boston Globe Article: "Boston Special-Needs List Could Aid Emergency Crews"
Establishing a special-needs registry is an essential step in helping first responders effectively manage crises involving individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs. more


06/20/12
Summer Life-Saving Tips for Parents of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
With the summer season well underway, we offer safety tips for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special needs. These basic safety skills may someday become critical life-saving skills. more


05/10/12
Commentary: Rising Autism Rates Increase Responsibilities for All of Us
Concerted efforts towards greater acceptance and inclusion must occur against the backdrop of our state’s ongoing efforts to advance the quality of life for individuals with ASD. more


04/9/12
What Does Autism Look Like?” Local Kids Promote Autism Awareness
Millions of commuters in Massachusetts will discover the answer to this question during April – National Autism Awareness Month – thanks to the return of a powerful public awareness campaign that puts a human face on the disorder. more


04/4/12
10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children with Autism
May Institute Families Share Tips, Sensitivities About Lack of Awareness more


03/28/12
May Institute Supporters Raise More than $180,000
Thanks to the combined efforts of its friends, families and supporters, employees, Board of Trustee members, business partners, and corporate sponsors, May Institute raised more than $180,000. more


03/20/12
Dr. Deidre L. Donaldson Named Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Donaldson is responsible for the development of May Institute's pediatric psychology programs and training at the Institute. more


03/13/12
Girls Playing High School Sports More at Risk for Brain Injuries Than Boys
A recent study reported that girls consistently suffered twice as many concussions as boys. more


03/2/12
What Every Parent Should Know About Brain Injury
Leading Cause of Death and Disability for Children and Adolescents more


02/21/12
What Women Over 40 Should Know About Eating Disorders
A media advisory discussing the prevalence of eating disorders in older women. February 26 - March 1 is National Eating Disorders Week. more


02/9/12
May Institute Counselor Offers Valentine’s Day Advice
Roses and chocolates may be tried and true Valentine's Day offerings, but giving your partner a commitment to strengthen your relationship could be a much more lasting gift more


02/7/12
Dr. Lauren C. Solotar Named Chief Executive Officer of May Institute
Dr. Walter P. Christian to retire in 2013 after 35 years of service. more


02/7/12
Commentary from May Institute and the National Autism Center Regarding Proposed Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has proposed a revised definition and diagnostic criteria for autism for its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). more


02/1/12
May Institute Continues Expansion of Critical Autism Services in Military Communities
New center in Savannah, Ga., now serving families stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. more


01/30/12
Burlington, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Serra Langone, M.S., M.Ed., BCBA, Clinical Director at the May Center for Child Development school in Woburn, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Jacksonville, Fla., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Paula Moore, Program Coordinator of a community residence of the May Center for Adult Services in Orange Park, Fla., has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Wellfleet, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Jose Sanchez, Senior Program Specialist at the Day Habilitation Program of the May Center for Adult Services in Mashpee, Mass., has received award for outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Whitman, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Romina Martins, Program Coordinator of a community residence of the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation school in Brockton, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Clarksville, Tenn., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Christina Bock-Giuliano, M.S., BCBA, Clinical/Program Director of the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Clarksville, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/25/12
Columbus, Ga., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Melissa Chevalier, M.S., BCBA, Program Director of the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Columbus, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/10/12
Watertown Elementary Student and Resident Named Second Prize Winner in May Institute's Drawing Contest
Artwork created by first-grader Eden Salley of Hosmer Elementary School in Watertown, Mass., earned her a prize in May Institute’s “Kids Helping Special Kids” drawing contest. more


12/13/11
10 Ways to Support Families of Children with Autism During the Holiday Season
Looking for ways to make the holiday season more meaningful this year? If you have a friend or family member with a child with autism, why not offer a helping hand? more


12/12/11
National Autism Center Publishes Autism Manual for Parents
The National Autism Center has released its newest manual, “A Parent's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism.” more


11/8/11
National Autism Center Names Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D as Director of Evidence-based Practice
“Dr. Rue brings an impressive track record of strong leadership and expertise in the treatment of autism,” says Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP, Chairman of the Board of the National Autism Center, and President and CEO of May Institute. more


10/17/11
Fire Safety for Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
October, Fire Safety Month, is a great time to think about what you and your family would do if you had a fire in your home. more


10/17/11
May Institute’s Adult Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s Adult Services division serving for individuals with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida, has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities more


09/19/11
May Institute Supports Military Families in Need of Autism Services
U.S. Government’s 2011 Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off This Month more


08/8/11
May Institute Receives $53,000 in Pledged Donations from U.S. Government’s 2010 Combined Federal Campaign
May Institute is pleased to announce that it has received pledges of more than $53,000 as a beneficiary of the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) multi-million dollar fundraising effort. more


07/20/11
What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Violence
Understanding the warning signs, and strategies to reduce risk more


06/13/11
May Institute Awarded $20,000 Grant from Proceeds of Comedy Central’s 2010 Night of Too Many Stars
May Institute will utilize its funds to assist in the development of new autism programming for the individuals in its care. more


04/15/11
May Institute and Safe Kids Columbus Teach Child Safety Skills to Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
The May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Safe Kids Columbus are teaming up on Saturday to address child safety concerns, including wandering, for children with special needs at the 3rd Annual Salute to Safety. more


04/12/11
Faces and Voices of Autism Photo Exhibition to Debut in Tennessee at Austin Peay State University
Faces and Voices of Autism is a unique exhibition that combines photographs of children and adolescents with autism with personal stories told by people in their lives. It will be on display at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. from April 11 to April 22. more


04/1/11
“What Does Autism Look Like?” – Local Kids Promote Autism Awareness on the MBTA
What does autism look like? Millions of commuters in Massachusetts will find out during April – National Autism Awareness Month – thanks to the return of a powerful public awareness campaign... more


03/23/11
May Institute’s Senior Leaders Solotar and Sperry Awarded Board Certification by ABPP
Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Clinical Officer, and Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Operating Officer, both of May Institute, became board certified in their respective specialties by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). more


03/14/11
Home-based and School Consultation Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s home-based and school consultation services in Massachusetts and Georgia have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more


03/7/11
May Institute Supporters Raise More than $193,000 for Critical Children’s Services
Thanks to the combined efforts of its friends, families and supporters, employees, Board of Trustee members, business partners, and corporate sponsors, May Institute raised more than $193,000... more


01/7/11
Commentary from May Institute on the Impact of Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Discredited Autism/MMR Study
Researchers must cast a broad net as they raise questions about the potential causes of autism. A cure will come only after the cause or causes have been identified. more


12/13/10
National Autism Center Educator Manual Earning Rave Reviews
Almost 90 Percent of Respondents Report Greater Knowledge about Treatments for Autism more


12/9/10
May Institute Buys Randolph Building Thanks to $16M Bond Issued by MassDevelopment
The organization plans to use bond proceeds to purchase 14 Pacella Park Drive in Randolph, which it currently uses for a day habilitation program and administrative offices. more


11/29/10
May Institute and Borders® Team Up to Raise Funds to Support Children and Adults with Autism and Other Special Needs
During Benefit Days on December 3-5, Borders® will donate up to 25 percent of every purchase made with a special event voucher during in-store or online check-out. more


11/22/10
Winter Session of May Institute’s Speakers Series: Experts on Autism Kicks Off with “Going to Grandma’s House for the Holidays”
This popular series is one of May Institute’s community-based programs designed to provide information about autism. more


11/8/10
May Institute Continues Expansion of Critical Autism Services in Military Communities
Expands Services to Fort Campbell in Kentucky/Tennessee more


11/3/10
May Institute Launches Holiday Drawing Contest for Kids at Borders®
Show your support for children and adults with autism and other special needs more


10/18/10
Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic in Randolph Expands Services
New Facility Offers Additional Resources and Prompt Access to Care more


09/8/10
May Institute Named a Beneficiary of U.S. Government’s Combined Federal Campaign
Earns Prestigious Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence more


09/3/10
Suicide Prevention Week: Addressing Adolescent Suicide
To mark Suicide Prevention Week, September 5-11, 2010, May Institute offers these methods for preventing adolescent suicide. more


08/9/10
Statement Regarding the Signing of ARICA Legislation by Governor Patrick
The Governor’s passage of the Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA) marks a crucial milestone for the thousands of families who have waited too long for treatment services for their children with autism. more


07/20/10
May Institute Responds to Critical Need for Autism Services in Military Communities
May Institute announces an expansion of services to Fort Hood in Texas. more


07/16/10
May Institute Earns Five Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications, PR, Marketing
May Institute recently received five awards for excellence in communications, public relations, and marketing from three prominent New England organizations. more


07/15/10
May Institute Names New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Clinical Officer
May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs, has announced the appointment of Ralph Sperry, Ph.D., as Chief Operating Officer and Lauren Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, as Chief Clinical Officer. more


06/14/10
Statement Regarding Passage of Autism Insurance Reform Bill Crucial for Families Living With Autism
Because autism is a disorder that is not covered by insurance, many families are forced to make personal and financial sacrifices in order to pay for effective treatments that can change the trajectory of a child’s future. more


06/11/10
Media Advisory: Conference Committee Urged to Restore Critical Disability Services to FY11 Budget
Before the Massachusetts House/Senate conference committee sit two versions of the proposed FY11 budget that include up to $22 million in cuts to disability services, directly impacting the health and well-being of over 2,200 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. more


05/7/10
Commentary: May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer Responds to Anti-bullying Legislation
We applaud the state legislature and Governor for working together to sign into law a comprehensive measure to aggressively address school bullying across the Commonwealth. more


04/17/10
May Institute and Safe Kids Columbus Teach Child Safety Skills to Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
First responders from the local community and staff from the Southeast Regional Autism Center and Safe Kids Columbus will teach families and children with special needs how to stay safe and respond in the event of an emergency. more


04/13/10
May Institute Marks 55 Years of Leadership in Serving Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs
Since its founding, May Institute has evolved from one small Massachusetts school for children with autism into an award-winning national nonprofit network more


03/31/10
May Institute, LoJack Team up to Promote Autism Awareness on the MBTA
Campaign Launches Today at a Press Conference at South Station in Boston more


03/23/10
Press Conference to Announce May Institute’s Autism Public Awareness Campaign on MBTA Transit System
Campaign launches with corporate sponsorship from LoJack. more


03/11/10
Advisory: What Every Parent Should Know About Brain Injury
Leading cause of death and disability for children and adolescents more


01/22/10
May Institute Raises More than $173,000 for Critical Children’s Services
Efforts Through Rodman Ride for Kids Exceed 2009 Fundraising Goal more


01/13/10
National Autism Center Publishes Autism Manual for Educators
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12/3/09
May Institute Educational Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s educational services for students with special needs have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more


11/18/09
Statement from May Institute Regarding Impact of State Cuts on Programs for Adults with Disabilities
The most recent round of cuts to the MassHealth budget will have direct repercussions on the lives of more than 7,000 individuals with disabilities being served through the state’s Day Habilitation programs, on their families, and on the organizations that serve them. more


10/5/09
May Institute Endorses National Autism Center Report on Autism Treatments
The report includes, among other findings, 11 “established” treatments that produce beneficial outcomes and are known to be effective for individuals (under 22) on the autism spectrum. more


09/8/09
May Center for Child Development School in West Springfield To Hold Tag Sale to Support Autism Services
The Center will sponsor a Tag Sale on Saturday, September 19, to raise funds to support its participation as one of the beneficiaries of the Rodman Ride. more


09/2/09
Teacher Inspired by Children with Autism Releases New Single Featuring Award-Winning Recording Artist
Proceeds to Support May Center for Child Development School; Song to Be Performed Live at Brockton Rox Game on September 2 more


08/4/09
May Institute Selected by Hollywood East Connection for Fundraising Campaign on Amazon.com to Support Autism Programs
Donate to May Institute when you shop at Amazon thanks to Hollywood East Connection! more


07/20/09
May Institute, National Autism Center, and Automoblox Launch “Cars for Classrooms” Summer Charitable Campaign to Benefit Children with Autism
Award-winning car toys offer schools innovative teaching tool for children with autism more


06/16/09
May Institute Students Celebrate Traditional Rite of Passage
Teens and adolescents with autism attend Center’s first prom more


05/19/09
Media Advisory: Proposed Budget Cuts to Disability Services Not Responsible Course of Action
The Senate’s proposed FY10 budget, which includes $115 million in cuts to disability services, directly impacts the health and well-being of 21,000 individuals with disabilities and their families. more


04/10/09
The Southeast Regional Autism Center Teams Up With Challengers Little League Baseball to Sponsor “Salute to Safety”
Families of children with special needs are invited to attend “Salute to Safety” – an event that combines fun and games with important safety information – on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more


04/3/09
May Institute Adult Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s adult services – including community housing and integration, supported living, and employment services in Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts more


03/26/09
May Institute, MBTA Team up to Promote Autism Awareness
Campaign Launches with Support from the National Autism Center and United Benefit Services more


03/16/09
May Institute Honors Stephen Peck of United Benefit Services
May Institute, a national network of educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services, recently presented Stephen H. Peck, Managing Partner of United Benefit Services, with the Institutes first annual more


03/16/09
Ralph Sperry, Ph.D., Named Senior Vice President of Consultation Services for May Institute
Dr. Sperry is well qualified to lead the Institute's professional consultation team in providing outstanding services to the more than 200 school systems more


03/9/09
Media Advisory: What Every Parent Should Know About Brain Injury
Leading Cause of Death and Disability for Children and Adolescents more


02/27/09
Southeast Regional Autism Center Families Saddle Up As Part of the Center’s Social Skills Development Program
Boss Volunteers from Fort Benning join families for a day of horseback riding at Little Creek Farm more


02/17/09
Media Advisory: Vaccine Court Ruling Underscores Need for More Autism Research
While Causes of Autism Unclear, Much is Known About Effective Treatment more


02/13/09
May Institute Honors Employees with Trustees’ Fund Awards
Established in 1993, the Trustees’ Fund Awards recognize staff members who exemplify the Institute’s ideals of service and professionalism. more


01/20/09
May Institute Participates in Rodman Ride for Kids; Raises More than $143,000
With strong support from top corporate sponsors Stephen H. Peck & Associates, Merrill Lynch, and Todson, Inc., May Institute board members, employees more


01/15/09
May Institute Launches Pediatric Specialty Center in Santa Clara County
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Honors Cadence Design Systems for $1.045M Donation more


11/26/08
Tips to help you reduce expenses and stress this holiday season
If the country’s current economic crisis is stressing you out and putting a damper on your holiday spirit, you are not alone. more


09/30/08
Electronics Collection Days to Benefit May Institute; E-Cycling Offers Convenience, Cost Savings, Community and Environmental Benefits
E-cycling offers a convenient, cost-effective alternative to stockpiling or illegal dumping of old electronics and provides a unique opportunity to support nonprofit organizations and global environmental goals. more


09/25/08
May Institute’s Southeastern Region Earns National Accreditation
According to the survey summary, the quality of the professionally provided services in the Southeastern Region is “second to none,” and “teamwork, mutual respect, cooperation, and open communication are demonstrated throughout the organization.” more


09/23/08
May Institute President Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABPP, Selected to Receive Boston Business Journal “Champions in Health Care” Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Christian recognized for enduring commitment to excellence in advancing the quality of health care. more


09/16/08
Electronics Collection Day Fundraiser to Benefit May Institute; E-Cycling Offers Convenience, Cost Savings, Community and Environmental Benefits
May Institute announces a special e-cycling event to be hosted in Northampton more


08/14/08
May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer Dennis C. Russo, Ph.D., ABPP, Recognized as One of 56 Distinguished Behavior Analysis Fellows Worldwide
May Institute is now the first nonprofit human services organization in the country to have two such renowned experts in the field of applied behavior analysis. more


05/19/08
May Institute Receives Over $1 Million from Cadence Design Systems
Funds will establish Pediatric Specialty Center in Silicon Valley, California, for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. more


04/7/08
Early Intervention Key to Treating Autism; April is Autism Awareness Month
Although there is no cure for Autism, early diagnosis and treatment have a significant impact on future progress. more


03/12/08
The Bay School Doubles Its Campus Size To Offer Middle and High School Level Programs to Individuals With Autism
The Bay School expands its campus to include a state-of-the-art 6,600-square-foot building that will house the school’s middle and high school transition programs and vocational/life skills training center. more


03/5/08
Lawrence Public School District To Host Visitors from Iceland
Positive Behavior Support program attracts international attention. more


02/22/08
May Institute Selected by Cadence Design Systems as Beneficiary of its 2008 Stars & Strikes® Fundraiser to Benefit Children with Autism
Partnerships will establish Pediatric Specialty Center in Los Gatos, California. more


11/20/07
Towne House Clubhouse Members Celebrate Thanksgiving With the Fall River Community
Local Fall River politicians and state representatives will join the members of May Institute’s Towne House Clubhouse in serving Thanksgiving dinner to members of the community. more


11/15/07
Tips to Avoid Stress Overload This Holiday Season
Advice from Chief Psychologist Dr. Lauren Solotar on how to have a relaxing holiday. more


11/6/07
May Institute to Host PBS Conference; Guest Speaker Erin Gruwell of the Freedom Writers Foundation
Conference aims to teach area educators how to use Positive Behavior Support to improve overall school climate, reduce problem behaviors, and maximize academic achievement. more


10/23/07
May Institute Raises $100,000 Through the Rodman Ride for Kids
One hundred percent of these funds will directly benefit the estimated 16,000 children served by May Institute throughout New England. more


09/24/07
New Southeast Regional Autism Center Responds to Critical Need for Children’s Autism Services
“As the number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) increases, one of the many obstacles that both civilian and military families face is finding skilled providers for autism services – early diagnosis, intensive intervention, and effective treatment,” said Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. more


09/3/07
May Institute’s Consultation Services for Children Earn National Accreditation
Accreditation of May Institute’s home-based and school consultation services is a result of a rigorous peer review process and a demonstration of services of the highest quality, measurability, and accountability. more


05/1/07
Free Autism Seminar
"The Effects of Motivational Operations on Stereotypy: Implications for Assessment and Treatment" more


04/25/07
May Institute Community Services Earn National Accreditation
CARF accreditation was awarded to the Institute’s community housing, supported living, community integration, and child and youth services. more


04/23/07
Faces and Voices of Autism Photo Exhibition to Debut at the State House
The free exhibition is presented by May Institute, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with special needs, and the National Autism Center, in collaboration with Andrew Child Photography. more


04/19/07
The Bay School’s Experts in Autism Speaker Series Presents Free Autism Seminars for the Community
The seminars are titled, "Behavioral Social/Language Skills Training for Children with Autism," and "The Effects of Motivational Operations on Stereotypy: Implications for Assessment and Treatment." more


04/16/07
Faces and Voices of Autism Exhibition Opens at the State House and Prudential Center
This series of beautiful environmental portraits and stories is intended to raise awareness about autism, while opening a window into the lives of these children which is ordinarily closed to the general public. more


03/28/07
South Shore Leaders to be Honored for Work with Individuals with Special Needs
Senator Michael W. Morrissey, Sheila and Phil Gerety, Jessica MacDonald, Debbie Rademacher, and Louise Voveris to be honored. more


03/16/07
May Institute Expert Offers Tips for Awareness and Prevention of Brain Injury
“Unfortunately, many children and adolescents incur brain injuries that are highly preventable with the use of equipment protection and proper safety measures,” says Gary Pace, Ph.D. more


02/12/07
$7 Million MassDevelopment Bond Supports May Institute
Project will result in creation of 35 new jobs more


02/2/07
May Institute Honors Employees with Trustees’ Fund Awards
Established in 1994, the Trustees' Fund Award recongnizes staff members who exemplify May Institutes' ideals of service and professionalism more


02/1/07
May Institute Receives National Award from the Freedoms Foundation
The Freedoms Foundation National Awards Program was initiated in 1949 to “recognize actions that promote responsible citizenship, support the social, political, and economic rights more


01/31/07
May Institute to Participate in National Autism and Behavior Analysis Convention in Boston
May Institute professionals will share recent research on the treatment of autism at the 2007 Autism Conference, Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism more


01/29/07
May Institute’s Autism School to Host Open House
May Center Woburn hosts an open house for families and professionals. more