Age Range: 3 – 22
Educational Method: applied behavior analysis (ABA)
Staff–Student Ratio: 1:1 or 1:2
Length of Program: full-day, 12-month
Welcome! The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield, Mass., serves children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. As part of May Institute’s national, award-winning network of research-validated behavioral and educational services, the school makes progress possible for all our students, even those with the most challenging learning and behavior problems.
Our school provides full-time, year-round educational services for children ages 3 – 22. Students receive highly individualized behavioral, academic, and vocational programming.
Staff work closely with families and school districts to prepare children for more independent living and, ideally, for a successful transition to the public school system.
We base our programs on applied behavior analysis, or ABA, which has been shown through hundreds of scientific studies to be the most effective method to teach children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities.
We invite you to browse through these pages to learn more, and to contact us at any time. We look forward to talking with you.