UPDATE, During COVID-19: The May Center School in Wilmington, 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 and inquiries directly to Veronica Torenn, Assistant Director of Operations: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Veronica directly at (978) 909-3990 x 216. We are still accepting mailed referrals.
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.
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, and 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).
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 Director of Education 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.
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.