Home-based Services

 Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy in the home helps children build skills and reduce challenging behaviors.


Our May Centers for ABA Services are based on universally recognized, developmentally appropriate teaching methods, and help to improve the lives of autistic children and adolescents and those with other developmental disabilities, as well as those with neurobehavioral disorders. These services are funded through insurance.

Our highly trained behavior therapists help children develop and improve communication and social interaction skills in the security and comfort of their own homes. May therapists also provide early intervention services in preschools as well as in public school settings.

May Institute supports families as they make important choices for their children, encouraging them to participate in the planning and delivery of services. Parent training programs help parents move from passive roles as “observers” to involved “co-teachers.”

[We also offer in-home behavioral services in Massachusetts, funded through MassHealth. Learn more.

What we offer

  • An initial comprehensive assessment to determine the strengths and challenges of the child/adolescent
  • Collaboration with the family to develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Development of a behavior support plan to address challenging behaviors
  • Direct instruction in the natural environment, including home and community settings
  • Parent training and consultation to foster generalization of skills
  • Real-time data collection in each session to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions
  • Semi-annual assessment to monitor progress toward goals
  • Coordination with school, medical professionals, and related service providers
  • Oversight of all services by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Working together with families

Parents/caregivers are active members of their child’s treatment team. We encourage participation in services so parents/caregivers can become “co-teachers” during their child’s sessions. Active family participation encourages the child to use newly learned skills outside of sessions. We can also arrange for services to be provided in a childcare setting to accommodate working parents.

Home-based therapists provide parent education and training to ensure that the skills children learn during their therapy sessions are maintained and refined at home.