Established in 1992, the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders is one of only a few pediatric programs in the United States focusing on both education and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with neurobehavioral, genetic, and related disorders.
This nationally recognized school provides exceptional services to children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 5-22, with a broad range of neurobehavioral challenges. These include brain injury, genetic or chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, mood disorders, and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders.
We provide full-day, year-round educational, behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative services, and use established treatment and educational methods based on the latest instructional, clinical, and applied behavior analytic research. School services may be combined with our community-based residential program at one of several homes either on-campus or in nearby neighborhoods.
Children and adolescents with neurobehavioral disorders and related challenges need a "home away from home" where they can belong, and an environment that supports skill development and rehabilitation, and fosters new friendships.
The May Center School is just such a place. Here, our students from around the country learn to overcome obstacles, develop critical life and communication skills, control impulsive and aggressive behaviors, and become more independent. Children with traumatic brain injury learn to walk and talk again.
With the support of a highly trained and compassionate staff, students continue to learn and grow while receiving the specialized services they needed to achieve their personal best. Some of our students graduate from high school, others focus on career and vocational skills; and others return to a less restrictive environment with new life skills, a sense of pride, and hope for the future.
Located in Norwood, Mass., 25 miles from Boston and less than 30 miles from Providence, R.I., the May Center School is a Massachusetts Chapter 766-approved school.
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The sense of community and friendship that students find here adds a truly meaningful component to their school experience. In a student body with so many interests and abilities, each student can find a peer.
─ Andrea Potoczny-Gray, M.Ed., CBIS
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.
Examples of our measurable goals include meeting objectives, engaging the individuals we serve, and providing timely access to services. We also measure satisfaction with services, programs, staff, and our environment.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality education available for students with brain injury. Our academic instruction programs are based on published best practice standards for teaching children and adolescents with academic, social, physical, and behavioral difficulties resulting from a brain injury.