Admissions

Thanks so much for your interest in the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Massachusetts.
 

UPDATE, During COVID-19: The May Center School in Randolph, Mass. is still accepting, processing, and following up on referrals and inquiries; however, we are not able to do tours and screenings while the school is closed. During this time, emailed referrals are encouraged. Please send referrals directly to Melissa Scarry, Admissions Coordinator  mscarry@mayinstitute.org. Or call Melissa directly at (781) 437-1281. We are still accepting mailed referrals.

 

To learn more,
please contact:
Melissa Scarry, Admissions Coordinator

p. 781.437.1281  |  mscarry@mayinstitute.org
f.  781.437.1365

 


 

For many families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs, the best way to begin the admissions process is with a visit to the school. We encourage you to come and see our program, learn about applied behavior analysis (ABA), and talk to us about your child's needs. We are here to help guide you through each step of the way.

Please note: An Admissions Application is not required to begin the inquiry process or to tour our school.

Throughout the admissions process, our focus is always on you and your child. Our two main objectives are:

  • to share information about our school services with families and professionals
  • to work to determine if a student will be an appropriate fit for our school

We realize that each student has a different learning style and unique skill set, and our priority is to help meet the individual needs of each student accepted into our program.

Our school is fully licensed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). 
 

After a Student Is Accepted

We will schedule an intake meeting with your family to take place shortly before your child begins in our school. This provides an opportunity for your family to meet with the Educational Administrator and the Clinical Director and/or nurse as appropriate. We encourage you to share questions, concerns, and information with our team, and to discuss specific ways that we can support your child and family.

After your child’s first day at school, a member of our educational staff will call you to provide an update on his or her first day. Your child's teacher will reach out to you about setting up a regularly scheduled contact.

 

On the Day of Admission

If your child will be a moving into one of our community-based homes, your family will have the opportunity to visit the residence, unpack, and set up his or her room. We encourage you to bring any of your child’s personal belongings that are familiar and comforting, and to decorate the room so it reflects your child’s interests and personality. 

We will work diligently to address your needs and concerns before, during, and after the move. We strive to make our residences feel warm and inviting and we want the students to feel like their residence is truly a home-away-from-home. 

After your child’s first day at school, a member of our educational staff will call you to provide an update on his or her first day. 
 

After Admission

We understand how crucial it is to have open communication between your family and our staff. We encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or other team members at any time with questions. We will provide ongoing communication on your child’s progress and recap daily activities so you are aware of what goes on throughout the day.

Families can expect daily communication with the classroom teacher via the daily home log and scheduled biweekly communication.

Families of residential students can expect weekly contact with the residential staff for updates. We encourage you to have as much communication with your child as you desire. You can call, email, Skype, or visit your child’s home as often as you like. 
 

 
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