Randolph, Mass. – May Institute’s adult services, which include community housing and community integration in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, have again received a full three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) following an intensive review by a team of surveyors.
May Institute is a national nonprofit human services organization that serves individuals across the lifespan with a range of special needs, including autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, brain injury, and other developmental disabilities. The organization’s adult services include nearly 100 residential group homes and supported living apartments, as well as day habilitation programs.
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 Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., CARF’s President and CEO, in a letter to May Institute. “Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.”
The CARF accreditation report commended May Institute for meeting the needs of individuals who have severe behavioral challenges and have been turned away by other providers. “Family members and guardians report being highly satisfied with the services provided by May Institute,” surveyors noted. “They expressed appreciation for the long-term, knowledgeable staff and the level of communication and responsiveness provided.”
May Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program also received high praise: “It is evident that May Institute fosters and supports an environment of inclusion, respect, fairness, and transparency where it celebrates differences and, most importantly, all opinions are valued.”
“I am so pleased with the results of our most recent CARF review and another three-year accreditation for our adult services programs,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “The reviewers praised our practice of promoting from within and commended our staff for their willingness to go beyond the call of duty to ensure success for the individuals we serve.”
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.
May Institute’s National Autism Center is dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of ASD, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.