Priscilla Blew Retires After Three Decades Touching Countless Lives


Back in 1979, very few people knew anything about autism. The topic didn’t dominate headlines and newscasts like it does today. However, one young woman living on Cape Cod knew that helping children with this challenging disorder was going to be an important part of her life. And so began Priscilla Blew’s career at the May Center school in Chatham, Mass.

No one could have predicted that Priscilla’s passion for guiding the growth and development of children facing these significant challenges would culminate into a 31-year career at May Institute. As she retires this summer from her most recent position as Program Director of the May Center in Randolph, Mass., she leaves with our heartfelt gratitude for her countless contributions.

As a consummate professional and role model, Priscilla has left an indelible mark at May Institute. Most importantly, she has significantly impacted the lives of many hundreds of children from across the country who have benefited from her expertise, compassion, and dedication. Her rare combination of gifts will be deeply missed. We wish her the very best on this next chapter in her journey.

“I believe those of us in education should be life-long learners,” says Priscilla. “I encourage you to never stop asking questions. The answers are most often the foundation of solutions you seek and the dreams you hope to achieve.”