May Institute’s Fundraiser in Holyoke to Support Program and Technology Enhancements


Randolph, Mass. – A May Institute fundraiser – Where Hope and Possibility Blossom – will be held on April 5th in Holyoke, Mass., to raise funds for program and technological enhancements such as tablets, interactive smart boards, and adaptive and assistive communication devices to benefit individuals with special needs served in western Massachusetts.
May Institute is a national nonprofit that provides services to individuals across the lifespan with a range of special needs. Services for children and adolescents are provided at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield and through early intervention, home-based applied behavior analysis (ABA), and school consultation services in the western part of the Commonwealth. Adults with autism and other developmental disabilities receive community-based residential and day habilitation services through the May Centers for Adult Services in Easthampton and West Springfield. 
“We hope the local community will support this first-time fundraising effort in western Massachusetts,” says Mary Tiernan, Senior Vice President for Philanthropy. “Technology plays a critical role in enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve on a daily basis. For example, adults and children alike use iPads for learning throughout their day, both in school and in their programs, as well as in their residences.”
The Where Hope and Possibilities Blossom cocktail reception will be held at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, Mass., on Wednesday, April 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear heartfelt messages from May Institute families, purchase original artwork created by individuals in May programs, participate in a mystery box raffle, and more.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. To learn more about partnering with May Institute, or for more information, contact or visit
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with more than 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, 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 140 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

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