Whitman Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award


Randolph, Mass. – Whitman resident Christopher Cushing, Coordinator of Transitional Education at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders in Brockton, Mass., has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from May 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 2013 awards were recently honored at a ceremony at the organization’s corporate office in Randolph, Mass.

[Read Christopher's nomination here.]
May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and other behavioral health needs. The Institute employs approximately 2,000 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. Cushing was nominated for his work as a Senior Teacher at the school, a role that he held until his promotion last month to Coordinator of Transitional Education.
“I am delighted that Chris was selected to receive a Trustees’ Fund Award,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “According to the colleague who nominated him, Chris’s ability to foster and promote teamwork in the classroom and between various departments has been outstanding.”
About the May Centers School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders
The May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders, based in Brockton, Mass., is one of only a few pediatric programs in the U.S. that focuses on both education and rehabilitation of children and adolescents (ages 5-22) with brain injury or neurological disorders. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

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