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12/16/19
May Institute Hosts "Sensitive Santa" Event
“Events like this one remove barriers...creating a nurturing environment with a Santa who is sensitized to the needs of these children," says Ali Schroeder, M.S., BCBA, LABA, Assistant Clinical Director at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph.  more


11/21/19
May Institute Again Named a Top Women-Led Business in Massachusetts
“Women hold more than 60 percent of May Institute’s executive leadership positions,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute President and CEO. “We are always looking to increase the diversity of our staff across the organization, and design initiatives to provide platforms for inclusion and opportunities for the growth and development of our employees. ” more


10/21/19
May Institute Receives $10,000 Grant from Eastern Bank to Enrich Early Childhood Development for Children with Autism
“We are grateful to be a recipient of one of Eastern Bank’s ‘Grants for Good,’” said Ivy Chong, Ph.D., BCBA-D, M.B.A., May Institute’s Senior Vice President for Home, School, and Center-based Services. more


09/20/19
Tracy Davis Named General Counsel for May Institute
“Tracy has made significant and lasting contributions to May Institute during her years here,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s President and CEO. “We are delighted to promote her to the role of General Counsel.” more


08/26/19
Dr. Alice Shillingsburg Named Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
In making the announcement regarding Dr. Shillingsburg’s appointment, JABA noted that, “She has published numerous empirical papers and served as an editorial board member for JABA and other behavior analytic journals. She joins the stellar team of Associate Editors in September of 2019 and will serve a 3-year term.” more


05/29/19
Met one person with autism? Then you’ve met one person with autism!
Key takeaways about autism from top clinical experts at May Institute more


05/20/19
May Institute Behavior Analysts to Present Research at 2019 ABAI Conference
“May Institute’s clinical team represents one of the country’s largest – if not the largest – concentrations of behavior analysts with expertise in autism and other developmental disabilities,” said Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute’s Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis. “The team’s research projects over the past year culminated in close to 90 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and national and international conference presentations.” more


05/19/19
Letter to the Editor: We Have to Push Back About Vaccine Misinformation
"Even as the number of unvaccinated children increases, autism diagnosis rates continue to rise," wrote Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Director of May's National Autism Center. "The fact is, depriving a child of the MMR vaccine will not help him or her avoid a diagnosis of autism, but it could place that child’s health at significant risk." more


04/23/19
May Institute Names Debra Blair Chief Operating Officer; Edward Follen Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
“It is a testament to the strength and expertise of our professional staff that we are able to appoint individuals from within the organization to fill two of the most crucial positions on our executive leadership team,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. more


04/5/19
Department of Defense Funds Important Evaluation of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Recent research suggests that Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) may be effective when delivered at a lower intensity and with systematic emphasis of developing specific skills for some children. The Department of Defense has provided $7 million in funding to better understand what dose and components of EIBI is most effective for which children. Partners in this project include May Institute, the Cleveland Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. more


04/5/19
VERC Enterprises’ Leo Vercollone receives President’s Award from May Institute during “An Evening of Hope & Possibility”
VERC Enterprises, a leading convenience store and Mobil/Gulf gasoline operator with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire was the proud recipient of the President’s Award from the May Institute during its “An Evening of Hope & Possibility.” more


02/25/19
Enfield, Conn., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
The Trustees’ Fund Award is given annually to a select group of employees who are nominated by their peers and supervisors. It is the highest honor given to an employee by the organization. more


02/25/19
North Chelmsford, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
“I am delighted that Andrew was selected to receive a Trustees’ Fund Award,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “According to the colleague who nominated him for this honor, Andrew is a perfect representation of what we at May Institute strive to do every day – enhance the lives of the individuals we serve.” more


02/25/19
Canton, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
“According to a colleague who nominated her for this honor, Sarah is humble and gracious, and one of the most collaborative individuals on our team,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. more


02/25/19
Jacksonville, N.C., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
The Trustees’ Fund Award is the highest honor given to an employee by the organization. It was created in 1993 to recognize the exceptional contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism. more


02/25/19
Cambridge, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
“According to a colleague who nominated him for this honor, Ryan is an invaluable team member," said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. "He is kind to everyone he meets, organized, and thoughtful. He puts a bit extra into each and every thing he does, and working with him is a joy.” more


02/25/19
Springfield, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
The Trustees' Fund Award is given annually to a select group of employees who are nominated by their peers and supervisors. It is the highest honor given to an employee by the organization. more