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May Center for ABA Services in Virginia Relocates to Henrico and Expands Autism Treatment Offerings

09/9/20


Henrico, Va. –  May Institute has relocated and expanded its May Center for ABA Services to help toddlers and young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) improve communication, social interaction, independence, and adaptive skills. May Institute is a national network of programs and services for individuals across the lifespan with autism, neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.

The May Center is preparing to open its new space at 8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 143, in Henrico. The expansion will allow the center to now offer center-based ABA therapy to teach critical skills to young children with ASD from Monday through Friday. 

The center continues to provide home-based therapy to children with ASD, as it has done throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

All services are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is a methodology that involves scientific behavioral practices (positive reinforcement, repetition, and prompting) to support the development of communication and functional skills, while simultaneously addressing challenging behaviors and everyday social challenges.

“Home- and center-based ABA therapy utilizes evidence-based practices to provide meaningful learning opportunities for children with ASD,” says John Tolson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Director of the May Center. “Whether children receive services in the home or now at our center, parents/caregivers are active members of their treatment team, learning how to generalize, or transfer, new skills to other appropriate settings.”

All May Center professionals are trained in ABA and have ongoing access to May Institute’s top national experts who provide consultation, peer review, and guidance. May Institute is one of the nation’s largest employers of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). May Center BCBAs are licensed under the psychology board in Virginia.

The May Center for ABA Services in Henrico serves military families stationed in:

  • Richmond and surrounding areas
  • Hampton Roads and Middle Peninsula Region
  • Fort Lee
  • Fort Eustis/Langley Air Force Base
The center currently has openings for its home-based services and is now accepting applications for the new center-based program. The center accepts many commercial and private insurances, as well as private pay. Parents whose children attend the center receive parent coaching and consultation. Consultation focuses on teaching caregivers to work with their children to reduce problematic behavior and generalize, or transfer, skills they learn at the center to their home setting.

The center continues to provide ABA training and consultation services to local school districts to increase expertise and enhance student outcomes.

For more information, contact infoVA@mayinstitute.org or call 804.269.4732.


May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded 65 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.
 
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