Global Services

Our global work includes customizable onsite and remote training and consultation services focused on autism spectrum disorder 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, UAE, China, and Singapore.

Global Services Menu

Training and Consultation Services for Professionals, Families, Government, and Non-Government agencies

At May Institute or in home country

On-site training

  • National Standards, evidenced-based care for autism
  • Basic applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Diagnosis, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
  • Parent training
  • Inclusion
  • Adult Services
  • Other topics as requested

Technical assistance and training in best practices for autism services

  • The development of systems of care to meet the needs of children and/or adults with autism
  • How to provide the highest standards of behavior analytical services for children and/or adults with autism in a variety of settings
  • Start-up and training services for new programs for autism

Autism Treatment Services to Individual Children 

At May Institute or in home country

  • In the child's home environment
  • Remotely using video and web-based telehealth
  • In one of our U.S.-based autism schools

Intensive Applied Behavior Analysis Training for Clinicians and Professionals

For Individuals and Groups: U.S.-based training for a Master’s degree in behavior analysis from May Institute/Endicott College program with supervised experience at May Institute (1 or 2 year commitment)

For Groups: Intensive training in home country in behavior analysis; training at both the basic and advanced level (6 weeks)

For Individuals: Remote training for board certification as a behavior analyst or a registered behavior therapist

Research Collaboration and Consultation

Includes consultation on design of research studies


Contact Dr. Ralph Sperry at 781.440.0400 or,
or submit inquiry form:

Inquiry Form



Highlights of Global 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 Disorder conference 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.]

  • The development of systems of care to meet the needs of children with autism and adults
  • How to provide the highest standards of behavior analytical services for children with autism and adults in a variety of settings
  • Start-up and training services for new programs for autism
    • Onsite training at May Institute or in home country