May Institute was Proud to Host Stars and Rain Educational Institute for Autism from Beijing


We were so pleased last week to host friends from China at our campus in Randolph, Mass!
Our guests were colleagues from the Stars and Rain Educational Institute for Autism in Beijing. They spent two days with us, observing and learning about May services including our schools, home-based services, and school consultation services. We had a wonderful and productive time with them!
The visiting group of five was led by Sun Zhongkai, Executive Director of Stars and Rain, Tina Huiping, Founding Director, and Kumiko Izawa Chikata, who is very involved in the organization. Two teachers from Stars and Rain also accompanied the group.
The relationship with Stars and Rain started when we were invited as sponsored presenters at April's 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Heart Alliance Autism Learning Network, International Autism Seminar organized by Stars and Rain. Dr. Lauren Solotar, May’s President and CEO, and Dr. Bob Putnam, Executive Vice President at May Institute, presented at the conference and then spent a day visiting their programs. We were delighted last week to return the invitation!
Stars and Rain is a non-governmental educational organization that serves children living in China with autism spectrum disorder. Stars and Rain has helped more than 6,000 children in China.
View a photo album of last week’s visit here: