Global Services

Our international work includes customizable onsite and remote training and consultation services focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities for parents and professionals.

We also offer technical assistance to governmental agencies regarding systems of care, including diagnosis, treatment, and operational management of services. Recent partnerships have included organizations from Oman, Abu Dhabi, China, and Singapore.

Highlights of international collaborations since 2015 

December 2017 — May Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Manazel Real Estate PJSC (”Manazel”) to explore the need for and feasibility of developing and operating a school for children with ASD in the United Arab Emirates. Manazel is a leading developer in the UAE. [Read more.]

January 2017 — Four May employees presented at the Launch of the National Training Program for Autism Spectrum Disorderconference in Muscat, Oman. [Read more.}

October 2016 — Dr. Ralph Sperry (pictured at right), who holds a joint appointment as Chief Operating Officer for both May Institute and its National Autism Center (NAC), and Dr. Robert Putnam, a member of May Institute’s executive leadership team, and Senior Vice President of Research and Consultation for NAC, traveled to Oman on a trip that was sponsored by the Omani Ministry of Social Development. They delivered a four-day workshop on autism treatment in Muscat, the capital of Oman and the seat of government.

Related article: "Boys at greater risk of inheriting autism, Oman workshop told," Times of Oman

Related article: "Sultanate’s autism rate grows by 10 to 17 percent, within global average," Oman Daily Observer

May 2016 — Dr. Nathan Lambright, Vice President of Clinical Services in Educational Services at May Institute, attended the "Forum for Talent Development for Special Education" in Beijing held for teachers from across China. He presented a seminar on the use of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach children with autism and gave a workshop on data collection and using ABA to decrease challenging behaviors.

May 2016 — Dr. Ralph Sperry, May Institute Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Bob Putnam, Executive Vice President, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, visited autism organizations in Qatar and Abu Dhabi to explore potential collaborative ventures.

May 2016 — May Institute hosts visitors from Saint Andrew's Autism Centre in Singapore during a visit to our campus in Randolph, Mass. [Read more.]

November 2015 — May Institute staff hosted leaders from Stars and Rain in China, a non-governmental educational organization that serves children living in China with autism spectrum disorder. [Read more.]

April 2015 — May Institute President and CEO Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, and Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Vice President, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, were invited as sponsored presenters to share their expertise in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Heart Alliance Autism Learning Network, International Autism Seminar organized by Stars and Rain Educational Institute for Autism in Beijing, China. [Learn more.]

U.S. State Department Collaboration

The National Autism Center at May Institute has been selected to participate in the U.S. State Department’s Speaker Program, and was invited to provide training and consultation in applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder in both Oman and Dubai. [Read press release.]