Randolph, Mass. – May Institute’s adult services – including community housing and integration, employment services, and supported living in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire – have been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) following an intense review by a team of examiners.
May Institute is an award-winning, national nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs.
The Institute’s adult services include day programs that help adults with special needs achieve community inclusion, and community living services that range from behavioral therapies to assistance with daily routines, to 24-hour-a-day supervision. The organization’s vocational programs provide employment training and supported employment.
CARF accreditation represents the highest level of compliance and is granted to organizations that exhibit substantial fulfillment of standards established by the Commission. The three-year re-accreditation of May Institute’s adult services resulted from a rigorous peer review process and the Institute’s demonstration that it continues to achieve the highest levels of quality, measurability, and accountability.
“Maintaining CARF-accredited status requires a significant effort, strong teamwork, and a commitment at all levels of your organization to providing quality services and enhancing the lives of the people you serve,” wrote Brain J. Boon, Ph.D., CARF’s President and CEO, in a letter informing the Institute of the re-accreditation.
A report that accompanied the letter included the following feedback:
“The parents and guardians of the individuals supported by May Institute’s programs reported high levels of satisfaction in the services provided to their loved ones. They indicated the positive results of the services for the individuals served, such as increased independence, better social functioning, skill acquisition, achieving goals or developing friendships and relationships, and creating new opportunities for community integration. The staff members were praised for being so caring, respectful, and committed to the wellbeing of the individuals served.
“Funding and referral sources indicate satisfaction with the quality of services delivered to the individuals. These services reflect a commitment to the individuals, flexibility, innovation, and customization to meet the needs of each individual. The staff members were complimented on their ability to problem solve cohesively as a team to better meet the needs of the individuals served.”
“I am extremely pleased with the results of our most recent CARF review that resulted in another three-year accreditation for our adult services programs,” said May Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP. “The praise that our staff members received is well-deserved. They do an outstanding job. I was also pleased that CARF reviewers commended our new strategic plan and revised mission and vision, and indicated that we have demonstrated ‘exemplary conformance to standards’ with our new diversity and inclusion initiative.”
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. At more than 160 service locations across the country, highly trained staff work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan.
For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.