CARF accreditation represents the highest level of compliance and is granted to organizations that exhibit substantial fulfillment of standards established by the Commission. Accreditation of May Institute’s services resulted from a rigorous peer review process and the organization’s demonstration that it has achieved the highest levels of quality, measurability, and accountability.
Through its home-based consultation services in applied behavior analysis, May Institute helps families develop effective strategies to support their children’s development in the home and community. Through its school consultation services, it provides training and consultation to administrators, teachers, and students at several hundred school systems each year.
CARF investigators had high praise for consultation staff members, noting, “May Institute’s home-based and school consultation services benefit from a cadre of confident and capable staff members that demonstrate distributed leadership skills and genuine compassion for the persons served and family members it works with.”
May Institute’s adult services include day programs, more than 100 residential group homes, supported living apartments, and shared living opportunities that focus on helping adults with special needs achieve community inclusion. The organization’s vocational programs provide employment training and supported employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder through a collaborative venture with WORK, Inc.
“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” wrote Brian Boon, Ph.D., CARF’s President and CEO, in a letter to May Institute regarding the accreditation of its adult services. “Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”