West Springfield, Mass., — May Institute community services in western Massachusetts and Connecticut have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation was awarded to the Institute’s community housing, supported living, community integration, and child and youth services. May Institute’s school for students with autism and other developmental disabilities in West Springfield, Mass., earned a three-year CARF accreditation in 2005. Combined, these achievements result in full CARF accreditation for all western Massachusetts and Connecticut locations.
“The organization is staffed by well-qualified, rigorously trained staff members who are truly dedicated to their jobs,” the CARF report noted. “The unique programs have a broad continuum of support services, including nursing, transportation, psychological and psychiatric services, and other services that are all coordinated to give persons the best care available.”
Three-year CARF accreditation represents the highest level of compliance and is granted to organizations that exhibit substantial fulfillment of those standards established by the Commission. Accreditation of May Institute’s programs and services in western Massachusetts and Connecticut is a result of a rigorous peer review process and a demonstration of the highest quality, measurability, and accountability.
“For more than 50 years, May Institute has been at the forefront of providing innovative services to individuals with special needs,” said Alan Harchik, Ph.D., BCBA, Senior Vice President, Autism, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities Services at May Institute. “CARF accreditation is a validation of the outstanding dedication of May employees. They work diligently in communities throughout Connecticut and western Massachusetts to provide exceptionally caring and compassionate support to each and every individual in their care.”
May Institute is a private, nonprofit organization that provides behavioral healthcare, educational, and rehabilitative services to more than 25,000 individuals and their families annually in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, and on the West Coast. May Institute’s professionally trained staff employ research-validated techniques and offer developmentally appropriate curricula and activities, based on each individual’s strengths and needs. This individualized approach makes progress possible for the children and adults in our care, even those with the most difficult learning and behavior challenges.
For more information on May Institute’s schools and programs, call 800-778-7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.