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Press Releases

12/11/12
May Institute Expands Employment Training Program to Help Narrow Unemployment Gap for Young People with Autism
May Institute is responding to its own increasing numbers of maturing students by creating a highly specialized program -- the Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion. more


10/8/12
May Institute Supports Civilian and Military Families in Need of Autism Services
May Institute is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year it is among the selected beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). more


09/27/12
National Autism Center Provides Critical Autism Services
The National Autism Center is proud to be among the selected beneficiaries of the U.S. Government’s 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace fundraising effort, which has raised $7 billion for charities around the globe since 1961. more


09/17/12
May Institute Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
May Institute received a $15,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust for the expansion of a program focused on social skills development for military dependents with autism. more


09/5/12
May Institute Group Homes in Northeast Florida Earn Top Rankings
May Institute’s group homes that serve adults with developmental disabilities and intensive behavioral challenges in northeast Florida recently received top rankings from that state’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities. more


08/14/12
National Autism Center Promotes Dr. Hanna C. Rue to Executive Director
The National Autism Center (NAC) has announced the promotion of Hanna C. Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D, to Executive Director. more


07/13/12
Commentary from May Institute and the National Autism Center Regarding Boston Globe Article: "Boston Special-Needs List Could Aid Emergency Crews"
Establishing a special-needs registry is an essential step in helping first responders effectively manage crises involving individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs. more


06/20/12
Summer Life-Saving Tips for Parents of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs
With the summer season well underway, we offer safety tips for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other special needs. These basic safety skills may someday become critical life-saving skills. more


05/10/12
Commentary: Rising Autism Rates Increase Responsibilities for All of Us
Concerted efforts towards greater acceptance and inclusion must occur against the backdrop of our state’s ongoing efforts to advance the quality of life for individuals with ASD. more


04/9/12
What Does Autism Look Like?” Local Kids Promote Autism Awareness
Millions of commuters in Massachusetts will discover the answer to this question during April – National Autism Awareness Month – thanks to the return of a powerful public awareness campaign that puts a human face on the disorder. more


04/4/12
10 Things Not to Say to Parents of Children with Autism
May Institute Families Share Tips, Sensitivities About Lack of Awareness more


03/28/12
May Institute Supporters Raise More than $180,000
Thanks to the combined efforts of its friends, families and supporters, employees, Board of Trustee members, business partners, and corporate sponsors, May Institute raised more than $180,000. more


03/20/12
Dr. Deidre L. Donaldson Named Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Donaldson is responsible for the development of May Institute's pediatric psychology programs and training at the Institute. more


03/13/12
Girls Playing High School Sports More at Risk for Brain Injuries Than Boys
A recent study reported that girls consistently suffered twice as many concussions as boys. more


03/2/12
What Every Parent Should Know About Brain Injury
Leading Cause of Death and Disability for Children and Adolescents more


02/21/12
What Women Over 40 Should Know About Eating Disorders
A media advisory discussing the prevalence of eating disorders in older women. February 26 - March 1 is National Eating Disorders Week. more


02/9/12
May Institute Counselor Offers Valentine’s Day Advice
Roses and chocolates may be tried and true Valentine's Day offerings, but giving your partner a commitment to strengthen your relationship could be a much more lasting gift more


02/7/12
Dr. Lauren C. Solotar Named Chief Executive Officer of May Institute
Dr. Walter P. Christian to retire in 2013 after 35 years of service. more


02/7/12
Commentary from May Institute and the National Autism Center Regarding Proposed Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has proposed a revised definition and diagnostic criteria for autism for its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). more


02/1/12
May Institute Continues Expansion of Critical Autism Services in Military Communities
New center in Savannah, Ga., now serving families stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. more


01/30/12
Burlington, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Serra Langone, M.S., M.Ed., BCBA, Clinical Director at the May Center for Child Development school in Woburn, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Jacksonville, Fla., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Paula Moore, Program Coordinator of a community residence of the May Center for Adult Services in Orange Park, Fla., has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Wellfleet, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Jose Sanchez, Senior Program Specialist at the Day Habilitation Program of the May Center for Adult Services in Mashpee, Mass., has received award for outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Whitman, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Romina Martins, Program Coordinator of a community residence of the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation school in Brockton, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/26/12
Clarksville, Tenn., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Christina Bock-Giuliano, M.S., BCBA, Clinical/Program Director of the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Clarksville, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/25/12
Columbus, Ga., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
Melissa Chevalier, M.S., BCBA, Program Director of the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Columbus, has received award recognizing outstanding employee performance. more


01/10/12
Watertown Elementary Student and Resident Named Second Prize Winner in May Institute's Drawing Contest
Artwork created by first-grader Eden Salley of Hosmer Elementary School in Watertown, Mass., earned her a prize in May Institute’s “Kids Helping Special Kids” drawing contest. more