Press Releases

10 Ways to Support Families of Children with Autism During the Holiday Season
Looking for ways to make the holiday season more meaningful this year? If you have a friend or family member with a child with autism, why not offer a helping hand? more

National Autism Center Publishes Autism Manual for Parents
The National Autism Center has released its newest manual, “A Parent's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice and Autism.” more

National Autism Center Names Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D as Director of Evidence-based Practice
“Dr. Rue brings an impressive track record of strong leadership and expertise in the treatment of autism,” says Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP, Chairman of the Board of the National Autism Center, and President and CEO of May Institute. more

Fire Safety for Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
October, Fire Safety Month, is a great time to think about what you and your family would do if you had a fire in your home. more

May Institute’s Adult Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s Adult Services division serving for individuals with developmental disabilities living in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida, has received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities more

May Institute Supports Military Families in Need of Autism Services
U.S. Government’s 2011 Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off This Month more

May Institute Receives $53,000 in Pledged Donations from U.S. Government’s 2010 Combined Federal Campaign
May Institute is pleased to announce that it has received pledges of more than $53,000 as a beneficiary of the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign’s (CFC) multi-million dollar fundraising effort. more

What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Violence
Understanding the warning signs, and strategies to reduce risk more

May Institute Awarded $20,000 Grant from Proceeds of Comedy Central’s 2010 Night of Too Many Stars
May Institute will utilize its funds to assist in the development of new autism programming for the individuals in its care. more

May Institute and Safe Kids Columbus Teach Child Safety Skills to Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
The May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Safe Kids Columbus are teaming up on Saturday to address child safety concerns, including wandering, for children with special needs at the 3rd Annual Salute to Safety. more

Faces and Voices of Autism Photo Exhibition to Debut in Tennessee at Austin Peay State University
Faces and Voices of Autism is a unique exhibition that combines photographs of children and adolescents with autism with personal stories told by people in their lives. It will be on display at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. from April 11 to April 22. more

“What Does Autism Look Like?” – Local Kids Promote Autism Awareness on the MBTA
What does autism look like? Millions of commuters in Massachusetts will find out during April – National Autism Awareness Month – thanks to the return of a powerful public awareness campaign... more

May Institute’s Senior Leaders Solotar and Sperry Awarded Board Certification by ABPP
Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Clinical Officer, and Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP, Chief Operating Officer, both of May Institute, became board certified in their respective specialties by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). more

Home-based and School Consultation Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute’s home-based and school consultation services in Massachusetts and Georgia have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more

May Institute Supporters Raise More than $193,000 for Critical Children’s Services
Thanks to the combined efforts of its friends, families and supporters, employees, Board of Trustee members, business partners, and corporate sponsors, May Institute raised more than $193,000... more

Commentary from May Institute on the Impact of Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Discredited Autism/MMR Study
Researchers must cast a broad net as they raise questions about the potential causes of autism. A cure will come only after the cause or causes have been identified. more