Rincon, Ga. – May Institute has opened a May Center for ABA Services in Rincon, Ga., 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.
Located in Effingham County, less than 20 miles from the existing May Center in Savannah, the new center will offer both center-based and home-based therapy to teach young children with ASD – and their parents and caregivers – critical skills using applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques.
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.
“Center- and home-based ABA therapy utilizes evidence-based practices to provide meaningful learning opportunities for children with ASD,” says Suzette Rosario, M.S., BCBA, Program Director of the May Center. “Parents and caregivers are active members of their treatment team, learning how to work with their children to reduce challenging behaviors and generalize, or transfer, new skills to other appropriate settings.”
The center will also provide ABA training and consultation services to local school districts to increase expertise and enhance student outcomes.
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 Georgia.
The center opened its doors on July 1 and is now accepting referrals and applications for all services. The center accepts many commercial and private insurances, as well as private pay.
For more information, contact Suzette Rosario at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912.349.4843 Ext. 101.
About May Institute
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 more than 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.