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West Springfield, Mass. | May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield, Mass., provides educational services to children and adolescents ages 3-22, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. It is one of May Institute's four special education schools in Massachusetts and California for students with ASD and other special needs.

The classrooms have 1:1 staff to student ratios, and our highly trained staff utilize the most effective methods of working with autistic children. Classroom activities emphasize all areas of a child's development, including communication, language, social, school readiness, self-care, and play skills.

Description of School Services

  • Individualized educational services
  • Full day, 12-month program, utilizing applied behavior analysis
  • Hours 8:30-2:30, 30 hours per week
  • Use of teaching methods that document effectiveness and track each child's progress
  • Family support services
  • Workshops and home visits