May Institute’s School for Students with Brain Injury Expands, Moves to New Campus in Norwood


Norwood, Mass. – The May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, a nationally recognized educational and rehabilitative program that provides comprehensive services to students with a broad range of neurobehavioral challenges, has recently moved to a new location in Norwood, Mass.

The new 53,000-square-foot campus – located just 25 miles from Boston and less than 30 miles from Providence – includes three new on-site residences that will become a home-away-from-home for dozens of children, adolescents, and young adults with brain injury, genetic or chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders mood disorders, and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders. The space has been designed specifically to meet the needs of this population. 

In addition to the on-site residences, key features of the new campus include:

  • Twelve large, bright classrooms
  • Enhanced space for vocational and transitional skills training
  • A state-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Rehabilitation and therapy suites
  • Upgraded cafeteria and library
  • New, accessible playground and outdoor play space

“We are so excited about our new campus that is enabling us to expand our program offerings and community access,” said Andrea Potoczny-Gray, M.Ed., CBIS, Executive Director. “With the support of our highly trained professional staff, students here will continue to learn and grow while receiving the individualized services they need. Some of our students graduate from high school, others focus on career and vocational skills; and some return to a less restrictive environment with new life skills, a sense of pride, and a bright future.”

The May Center School’s inter-disciplinary team includes:

  • Doctoral-level clinical leadership with board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA)
  • Certified brain injury specialists (CBIS)
  • Professionally licensed special education teachers
  • On-site nursing staff
  • On-site physical, occupational, and speech therapists
  • Vocational/employment training specialists
  • Educational technology consultant
  • On-site licensed, clinical social workers
  • Consulting psychiatrist, orthotist, and other professionals from major teaching hospital and universities

“What I’m most proud of is that we have been able to actualize our vision for this school,” said May Institute’s Chief Operating Officer Debra Blair, M.B.A., CMA, CPA. “We had to find the right location and the right design and implement all of our ideas about how to accommodate the needs of our students. Our new, expanded campus has enabled us to achieve all of our goals and address the needs of all of our students.”

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. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

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