Randolph, Mass. – Thomas J. Stanton, M.S., of Falmouth Mass., has been named Vice President of Adult Services on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs.
[Read Mr. Stanton's bio here.]
In his new position, Mr. Stanton oversees residential and day services for more than 100 women and men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disabilities, brain injury, and behavioral disorders.
May Institute offers residential services in 17 locations on the Cape and 11 locations in Southeastern Massachusetts and the South Shore. The agency also provides day habilitation services in Mashpee and Raynham, Mass.
“Tom has worked in the Adult Services division of our organization for the past 18 years,” said May Institute Chief Operating Officer Ralph B. Sperry, Ph.D., ABPP. “During that time, the number of men and women we serve at day habilitation programs, traditional group residences, and in private homes more than doubled. Tom’s experience and commitment to adults with special needs will help us continue our longstanding tradition of providing outstanding services to this population.”
“I am delighted to turn my attention to Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod,’” said Mr. Stanton. “It is particularly meaningful for me to become part of the community on the Cape because the people who live there have been so supportive of us and the individuals we serve since we opened our first school in Chatham in 1955.”
Prior to joining May Institute, Mr. Stanton was Director of Learning Center School and Residences for the Protestant Guild for Human Services in Waltham, Mass. He was also the former Director of Residential Services at Sunshine Village, Inc., in Chicopee, Mass.
Mr. Stanton earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Westfield State University, and a master’s degree in Management Science from Lesley University. He was a longtime resident of Agawam, Mass.
About May Institute
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization with 60 years of experience in serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, 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 150 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 www.mayinstitute.org.