In the heart of a town in southeastern Massachusetts, a school has big cause for celebration. May Institute’s Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation, one of only a few schools in the country exclusively serving children and adolescents with brain injury, recently held a very special graduation ceremony.
Families, friends, fellow students, and May Center staff packed the gymnasium on a beautiful spring afternoon to celebrate theeight students donning caps and gowns that day. For each of these high school graduates, the event was the culmination of a very personal journey — as much a physical and emotional achievement as an academic one.
“Over the years, each one of these young men and women has been rigorously preparing to reintegrate into his or her community,” said Gary Pace, Ph.D., BCBA, Senior Vice President of Neurorehabilitation Services. “This achievement brings them much closer to their goal. Each one has done exceptionally well in his or her own way.”
Dozens of May Center teachers supported the graduates throughout their journeys, finding creative methods to meet their unique needs with tremendous care, patience, and dedication.
The graduating class of 2007 has defied the odds. Their stories are ones of hope, triumph, and celebration.