The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass., offers an ideal environment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs to learn and grow. It is a school where students establish a strong foundation to build a meaningful life.
Located 20 minutes from Boston, the school provides full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents from preschool to age 22, using proven methods of treatment and teaching based on the latest clinical and applied research. Classrooms typically have 1:2 staff-student ratios, and our highly trained staff utilize the most effective methods of working with children with ASD. Classroom activities emphasize all areas of a student's development, including communication, language, social, school-readiness, self-care, and play skills.
Approximately 50 percent of the students who attend the school live in one of our community-based residences.
Our school's spacious, state-of-the-art facility offers an array of services specifically designed to support the unique needs of our students. Some of the features include an adaptive gymnasium, custom-built indoor and outdoor play areas, a vocational training room, a multi-media library, art and music rooms, and an expansive medical suite.
Our Early Learning Program is designed to focus on developing the social, communication, and daily living skills of young students, ages 3-12, diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.
For older students, we emphasize transitional skills and strive to help students live more independently. The Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion, located on the May Center campus, helps prepare young people to successfully transition from a school environment into the larger, and often more challenging, outside world.
The May Center School is a Massachusetts Chapter 766-approved school.
To demonstrate our commitment to the students we serve and ensure that we meet the highest possible standards, our Quality Improvement, Safety, and Clinical Leadership teams work with all programs to measure performance. We use four areas to track progress — effectiveness, efficiency, access, and satisfaction. Our results reveal an outstanding level of satisfaction on the part of individuals served, families and guardians, and affiliated agencies. These consistently high ratings are a direct result of the hard work of our staff.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality education available. Our academic instruction programs are based on published best practice standards for teaching children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.
I thank all the staff for being able to help our son grow and flourish educationally and overall. He is truly happy there and always excited to go to school.