May Institute Centers for Adult Services Earn National Accreditation


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute's adult services, which include community housing and integration, employment services, and supported living in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, have been re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) following an intensive review by a team of examiners.

May Institute is an award-winning, national nonprofit organization with more than 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.

May Institute’s adult services include day programs, more than 100 residential group homes, supported living apartments, and shared living opportunities that focus on helping adults with special needs achieve community inclusion. The organization’s vocational programs provide employment training and supported employment for individuals with ASD through a collaborative venture with WORK, Inc.

CARF accreditation represents the highest level of compliance and is granted to organizations that exhibit substantial fulfillment of standards established by the Commission. The three-year re-accreditation of May Institute’s adult services resulted from a rigorous peer review process and the organization’s demonstration that it continues to achieve the highest levels of quality, measurability, and accountability.

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served,” wrote Brain J. Boon, Ph.D., CARF’s President and CEO, in a letter to May Institute. “Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”

The report issued by CARF included the following feedback:

May Institute is known for successfully serving individuals with high behavioral needs who other organizations have not been able to serve…it is its comprehensive, research-based approach that sets May Institute apart from the other providers.

The individuals served in the community housing programs express very high satisfaction with the services they receive. The community stakeholders and persons served view May Institute as a premier program, resulting in the organization having high visibility and a very positive reputation and impact on the communities it serves.

“I am extremely pleased with the results of our most recent CARF review that resulted in another three-year accreditation for our adult services programs,” said May Institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP. “The commendation of our staff members is well-deserved; they do an outstanding job.”

About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 60 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

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