Home-based and School Consultation Services Earn National Accreditation


Randolph, Mass. – 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).

May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide variety of programs and services to individuals of all ages with special needs. Through its home-based consultation services, the Institute helps families develop effective strategies to support their children’s development in the home and community. Through its school consultation services, it provides training and consultation to administrators, teachers, and students at more than 200 school systems each year.

CARF accreditation represents the highest level of compliance and is granted to organizations that exhibit substantial fulfillment of standards established by the Commission. Accreditation of May Institute’s home-based and school consultation services is a result of a rigorous peer review process and a demonstration of the highest quality, measurability, and accountability. The Institute’s consultation services are provided throughout the Northeast and Southeast.

The CARF accreditation report commended the Institute for its exemplary service delivery models which incorporate current research and evidence-based practice. “May Institute is a national leader in the field of treatment for children with ASD [autism spectrum disorders],” CARF noted in its accreditation report. “Children and youths with ASD throughout the world receive better treatment outcomes in some part because of the leadership and research demonstrated by May Institute.”

The CARF report also praised May Institute staff and Board of Trustee members, noting, “May Institute is fortunate to have many highly educated, certified, and licensed individuals in its employ.” It went on to say that “board members are knowledgeable and provide leadership and direction,” and, “The practice of growing individuals for greater responsibility percolates throughout the organization.”

“I am extremely proud of our organization, its employees, and Board of Trustees,” said Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s President and CEO. “This accreditation is not only a well-deserved recognition of our outstanding consultation services, but also a formal acknowledgment of the Institute’s national leadership, our employees’ impressive clinical expertise, and the invaluable guidance provided by our Board members.”

All May Institute programs that have undergone the CARF accreditation process have earned three-year accreditation. This constitutes one of the largest and most comprehensive accreditations CARF has ever awarded for a network of behavioral programs.

About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning, 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 also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.

May Institute is one of the largest and most well-respected providers of special education schools and services for children and adults with autism and other special needs in Massachusetts and the U.S. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

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