COVID-19 update from the President and CEO


All of us at May Institute are so grateful for the support of our broader community as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the organization and the individuals we serve.  

So much has changed in the months since the pandemic began. May employees have been nothing short of exceptional in responding to the outbreak and its impact, and adjusting in all the necessary ways to keep providing outstanding services and protecting those in our care.

Because of our staff, our community-based residential programs have been open every day since the outbreak began, serving more than 500 children and adults around the clock. During that time, we greatly expanded our use of technology and offered remote learning and telehealth services to many other individuals during physical program closures.

Today, thanks to tremendous hard work, planning, and the commitment of staff, we are in the midst of phased re-openings across all programs and sites, as local and state guidelines allow. Our Massachusetts schools are welcoming students back using a hybrid model (in-person and remote learning). All other children’s programs are up and running, some at reduced capacity, as we implement all necessary public health guidelines. Our day programs for adults are slowly and carefully reopening, making all the necessary environmental changes to safely serve some individuals on-site and expanding telehealth for others.

Our teams are actively engaged and looking ahead as we monitor the virus in our communities and throughout the country. We will continue to respond and adapt as needed, with the safety and well-being of the individuals in our care and our staff as our top priority. We fully recognize the importance of continuity of care throughout this period of uncertainty, and are committed to doing everything possible to provide the best possible services.

Thank you for supporting us through this journey. We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well.


Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP

President and Chief Executive Officer