Up until he was 15 months old, he was hitting all his developmental milestones. Then his mother, Carol, noticed that Josh suddenly was becoming less verbal and less active. Carol knew the family needed help. 

A pediatrician diagnosed Josh with autism spectrum disorder. A family member who is an education advocate suggested they reach out to May Institute. Josh began with home visits from May Institute’s Early Intervention staff. When he was three years old, he transitioned to one of our May Centers for ABA Services. 

The progress was remarkable. May staff used applied behavior analysis (ABA) tailored specifically to Josh’s needs to help him reach his goals focused on communication, social, play, and daily living skills. A few days a week, he would join the children at May Institute’s daycare center to work on his social skills in large groups. 

After two years of hard work at our center-based program, Josh transitioned to an inclusion kindergarten classroom. He receives additional services at school as needed, and his family is thrilled will his progress. 

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