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May Institute Selected by Hollywood East Connection for Fundraising Campaign on Amazon.com to Support Autism Programs

08/4/09


Randolph, MA – May Institute has been named by Hollywood East Connection as the beneficiary of a unique fundraising campaign to support the Institute’s comprehensive services and programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). May Institute will receive two percent of all Amazon.com online purchases made through Hollywood East Connection.

HollywoodEastConnection.com is a new website promoting the movie and television industries in the New England area. It also features a comprehensive career resource directory for those interested in working in the emerging entertainment industry in New England. May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that serves children and adults with ASD and other developmental disabilities, as well as with brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral healthcare needs.

Christine Tello, Career Development Coach and Founder of Hollywood East Connection, says, “After learning about the staggering numbers of individuals with autism, I was inspired to research programs that I felt were making a real difference in the lives of children with autism. What attracted my organization to May Institute was its tremendous scope of services and unparalleled commitment to professional development.”

“We are honored and proud to be named the recipient of this generous donation opportunity by Hollywood East Connection,” says Heidi Howard, Chief of Business Development for May Institute. “The journey for children with disabilities is one filled with many challenges. At May Institute, we provide the most effective, research-based services for these children that help them reach their highest potential.”

Visitors can view the Hollywood East website and access their online store at www.hollywoodeastconnection.com. They can also access the store on Amazon at astore.amazon.com/hollyeastconn-20. Virtually every product purchased on the Amazon site contributes to the campaign.

About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.

Since its founding over 50 years ago, May Institute has evolved into an award-winning national network that serves over 25,000 individuals and their families annually. The Institute operates four special education schools for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, and a school for children and adolescents with brain injury. An active center of research and training, the Institute maintains affiliations with more than 55 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies worldwide.

For more information about May Institute, visit www.mayinstitute.org.

About Hollywood East Connection
Hollywood East Connection is an independent, entertainment news and career website promoting the movie and television industries in the New England area. The Massachusetts-based site also offers the most comprehensive career resource directory available to those interested in working in the burgeoning entertainment industry in New England. The career resource center lists local and national resources covering jobs, workshops, funding sources, schools, professional associations, and casting agencies. Visit the website at www.hollywoodeastconnection.com.
 

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