Burlington, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute announces that Serra Langone, M.S., M.Ed., BCBA, Clinical Director at the May Center for Child Development school in Woburn, has received May Institute’s prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. Nominations are made by peers and supervisors, and award winners are chosen by the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Recipients of the 2011 awards were recently honored at an awards ceremony held at May Institute’s corporate office in Randolph, Mass. 

May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute employs more than 2,000 staff across the country.May Institute’s Board of Trustees created the Trustees’ Fund Award – the highest honor given to an employee by the organization – in 1993 to recognize the exceptional contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism.

“Serra is deeply committed to helping both her students and her staff realize their full potential,” said Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP, President of May Institute. “I am both humbled and grateful for the opportunity to honor such a dedicated and selfless professional.”

Over the years, Langone has been involved in numerous research projects and symposia. She began her career at May Institute in 1999 as an intern at the May Center for Child Development school in West Springfield. She and her family are residents of Burlington.

About the May Centers for Child Development
The May Centers for Child Development are May Institute’s private special education schools specifically serving children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. Our four schools in Massachusetts and California are nationally recognized for combining best practices from the fields of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and special education. Students receive highly individualized behavioral, academic, and vocational programming, as well as residential services through a variety of community-based group homes.

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