Middleboro, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award


Randolph, Mass. – Middleboro resident Denise Ruiz, a Senior Program Specialist for May Institute’s Adult Services division, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from the Institute’s Board of Trustees. The award is given to a select group of employees who are nominated by their peers and supervisors. Recipients of the 2014 awards were recently honored at a ceremony at the organization’s corporate office in Randolph, Mass.

[Read Denise's nomination here.]
May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and other behavioral health needs. The Institute employs approximately 1,900 staff across the country.
The Trustees’ Fund Award is the highest honor given to an employee by the organization. It was created in 1993 to recognize the exceptional contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism.
“I am delighted that Denise was selected to receive a Trustees’ Fund Award,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “As her colleague wrote in the nomination, Denise, who works at our Raynham day habilitation program, is a great advocate for our clients’ safety and wellbeing.”
About the May Centers for Adult Services

The May Centers for Adult Services offer a wide range of community-based services for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in Massachusetts and Florida. These services include residential group homes and supported living apartments, as well as day habilitation, vocational training, and supported employment. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit
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