The May Center for ABA Services in Wilmington, Mass., provides best practice intensive behavioral intervention in a center-based program to young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs.
Our center-based services provide social skills groups and early childhood therapy based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), with the goal of helping children build critical skills and reduce problem behaviors.
Our Early Learners' center-based program is designed for toddlers and young children. The program operates Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm. Children attending the center-based program are on-site for sessions that vary in length (e.g., 4-6 hour sessions) and are staffed one-to-one with a Registered Behavior Technician providing direct therapy under the supervision of a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Direct therapy services are structured to address deficits with communication, social interaction, and functional independent living skills (e.g., toilet training). Behavior support plans are individualized for children with maladaptive behavior to identify and teach functional replacement skills. Additionally, parent training services are provided to all of the families with children attending the center-based program.
This program accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Beacon, BCBSMA. Cigna, Health New England, Optum/UHC, Tufts, Tricare, Unicare, and Medicaid. If you don’t see your specific insurance company listed, please contact us. We may already be in-network with your plan.
May Institute is a leader in service, education, and research for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). At our center, we provide direct service to children and families. We also offer training opportunities for professionals considering a career in behavior analysis, education, or psychology. Our center also actively promotes the conduct of research to develop and disseminate groundbreaking interventions. As part of this research, we sometimes offer services in settings outside of our center-based program, for example in schools or in the homes of participating families. Conducting research in different settings allows us to both maximize the number of children we can support in our center-based program and play a role in development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions.
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