Randolph, Mass. – The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield, Mass., has moved from Main Street to a newly built facility on Capital Drive. Part of May Institute’s award-winning network of programs and services for individuals with special needs, the school provides full-day, year-round educational and vocational services for children and adolescents from preschool to age 22.
“The new site on Capital Drive allows our school to expand and improve in many significant ways while maintaining the same exceptional services our families have come to expect,” said Executive Director Erica Kearney, M.A., BCBA. “We hope many members of the community will be able to join us for our Open House on Tuesday, October 3, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm.”
The May Center is a Massachusetts Chapter 766-approved school, and its staff include Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and certified special education teachers. These highly trained professionals use proven methods of treatment and teaching based on the latest educational and applied behavior analytic (ABA) research.
The school has a 1:1 staff-to-student ratio and classroom activities that emphasize all areas of a child’s development, including communication, language, social, academics, school readiness, self-care, and play skills.
“We offer an individualized curriculum for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities,” said Kearney. “As our students grow and mature, we work closely with families and school districts to prepare students for more independent living and for a successful transition to adult life.”
The brand new 17,000-square-foot West Springfield facility is nearly twice the size of the former school on Main Street and features large, bright classrooms, a lunchroom, gross motor skills room, adaptive gymnasium, library, and computer lab. In addition, the new school offers an enhanced Vocational and Employment Program, including a life skills apartment suite and a school store.
For more information, and to register to join us for the Open House on October 3, visit www.mayinstitute.org/events. To arrange a tour or make a referral, please contact Executive Director Erica Kearney at 413.785.5462, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 www.mayinstitute.org