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May Institute Prepares for 60th Anniversary with New Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services for individuals with special needs, is looking to the future as it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary next year.
The organization’s leadership team recently completed an in-depth planning process that culminated in the unveiling of a comprehensive three-year strategic plan. At the outset of the process, the team, along with the Board of Trustees, reviewed the Institute’s mission and vision and revised them to reflect new priorities and future goals, while embracing the organization’s tradition of excellence.
“Our new mission and vision statements articulate both the foundation and aspirations of May Institute,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s President and CEO. “They helped guide our strategic plan development process, during which we took a careful look at our operating environment and collected valuable input from face-to-face discussions with employees, small group meetings, targeted analyses, and an organization-wide survey,” said Solotar.
The final step in the team’s planning process was to identify key goals that addressed all aspects of the organization. These 45 goals were then narrowed down to nine strategic areas: human resources; technology, finance; facilities; growth and new services; development/fundraising; quality/clinical philosophy; governance; and diversity and inclusion. A task force was assigned to each area and charged with developing comprehensive plans to accomplish identified goals. Those plans will guide the organization over the coming years and help to measure success.
“This process of renewal and recommitment has been extremely positive, and we are pleased with the outcomes,” said Don Ricciato, Ph.D., Chairman of the Institute’s Board of Trustees. “The organization is fully prepared to execute its strategy and deliver the highest quality, evidence-based services to families across the country. We will leverage our strengths to do what we’ve always done, but to do so even more effectively tomorrow and in the years to come.”
“As we prepare to mark our 60th anniversary,” added Dr. Solotar, “we look forward to celebrating the inroads we have made and our continued commitment to provide outstanding services to individuals with special needs. We are poised and ready for the next chapter of the organization’s history.” 
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The organization provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals, as well as training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems. At more than 160 service locations across the country, highly trained staff work to create new and more effective ways to meet the special needs of individuals and families across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit
May Institute Mission – Excellence in Service, Training, and Research
May Institute proudly serves individuals across the lifespan with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, neurological disorders, behavior disorders, and mental illness to promote independence, choice, dignity, and respect. We provide compassionate and caring educational, therapeutic, habilitative, and consulting services grounded in evidence-based practice.
May Institute is committed to excellence in specialized services through training, research, and the highest level of professional expertise to meet the broad range of needs in individuals, families, schools, and communities.
May Institute Vision
We will make a difference every day in the lives of the children, adolescents, and adults we serve.
As a service provider, we will:
  • Deliver the highest quality services and state-of-the-art interventions
  • Commit to continual service improvements through research
  • Maintain fiscal stability through sound management and growth strategies
As an employer, we will:
  • Be an employer of choice with the best trained, dedicated, and diverse workforce
  • Foster an environment of respect
  • Facilitate excellent and open lines of communication

As a recognized leader, we will:
  • Provide innovative, evidence-based care
  • Hire experts in the field
  • Publish research and present at national conferences
  • Promote transparency and accountability to our stakeholders
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May Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, marital status, socioeconomic status, homelessness, or any other category protected under applicable law in treatment or employment at the Institute, admission or access to the Institute, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that the Institute operates. The Institute is required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (Age Act), and their respective implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Parts 100, 104, 106 and 110, not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI); disability (Section 504); sex (Title IX); or age (Age Act). Inquiries concerning the application of each of these statutes and their implementing regulations to the Institute may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (617) 289-0111 or 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or to Terese Brennan - Compliance Officer, at 1-888-664-9870 or or May Institute 14 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368.