Our Shared Living Program is a new residential option for adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or acquired brain injury.
We are seeking a couple to share a home in Westford with a young man with disabilities. In exchange for opening your heart and supporting him to realize his goals, you will live rent-free and receive a generous tax-free stipend, training, respite, and on-call support.
With ongoing guidance from May Institute, a Shared Living household becomes a family—one in which all members are integral to the well-being of the family.
Interested couples must have experience with applied behavior analysis (ABA) and supporting individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This hybrid shared living situation will include significant additional supports and applicants should feel comfortable working as members of a team. BCBA preferred.
May Institute is offering a $2,500 incentive bonus to the couple who is selected to move in with the young man and become a Shared Living provider. You will receive $500 when you move in, $1,000 after six months, and an additional $1,000 after a year of serving as a Shared Living provider.
What we offer:
COMMITMENT. We strive to create opportunities for individuals to live rich and meaningful lives as contributing members of their communities.
EXPERTISE. We are leaders in the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and special education.
INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT. Our host families receive the backing and support of program staff, case management, program oversight by doctorate-level clinicians, and a robust on-call system.
The Shared Living Program is funded through Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Services.