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Press Releases

12/23/13
May Institute Partners with Richdale Convenience Stores to Advance Job Training for Students with Autism
May Institute and Richdale Convenience Stores have announced a new business partnership that will bring real-world business expertise into the classrooms at the Todd Fournier Center for Employment Training and Community Inclusion. more


11/15/13
May Institute Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant
May Institute has been selected as one of the 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s new $100K for 100 program. The organization was chosen from more than 370 applicants during a competitive review process by the Foundation. more


10/14/13
Eileen G. Pollack Named Senior Vice President of Development, Communications, and Public Relations at May Institute
Eileen G. Pollack, of Newton, Mass., has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Development, Communications, and Public Relations for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. more


08/20/13
May Institute Earns Six Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications, PR, Marketing
May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services for individuals with special needs, has recently received six awards for excellence in communications, public relations, and marketing from two prominent New England organizations. more


08/15/13
Dr. Robert Putnam Elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Support
Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President of School Consultation at May Institute, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS), an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies to help schools and other organizations improve quality of life for and decrease problem behaviors in the individuals they serve. more


08/1/13
May Institute Receives Support from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
Donation to May Institute is part of $5.6 million granted by CVS Caremark to increase access to health care services and children’s health-related programs more


06/5/13
Brennan Named Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute
Terese Brennan, M.S., of Malden, has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. more


06/3/13
Critical Autism Services Available for Military and Civilian Families in the D.C. Area
May Institute, a national nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive, research-based services to children and adults with autism and other special needs, has opened a new May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Alexandria, Va. more


05/2/13
Kevin M. More Named Chief Information Officer of May Institute
May Institute has announced the appointment of Kevin M. More, M.B.A., to the position of Chief Information Officer. more


04/22/13
5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation
Even the most well-intentioned and informed adults can flounder when it comes to communicating effectively with peers, co-workers, classmates, or gym buddies on the autism spectrum. more


04/16/13
Local girl helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Chenggang of Somerville if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding “yes”! Her 12-year-old daughter Anna does, and she is enthusiastic about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/16/13
Roxbury youth helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Tashina Hall of Roxbury if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding “yes”! Her 19-year-old son Jahmeel was diagnosed when he was 3, and she is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/16/13
Norton family helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Nancy and Bob O’Connor if someone they love has autism, they will respond with a resounding “yes”! Their daughter Bryanna does, and the whole family is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month more


04/15/13
Local boy helps May Institute promote autism awareness on the MBTA
If you ask Gina McClellan of Scituate if someone she loves has autism, she will respond with a resounding "yes"! Her 6-year-old son Drew does, and she is excited about helping May Institute raise awareness about autism during April, National Autism Awareness Month. more


04/2/13
May Institute Promotes Autism Awareness on the MBTA
Here in Massachusetts, where more than 13,000 school-aged children have been diagnosed, May Institute is launching a powerful public awareness campaign today – World Autism Awareness Day – on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The campaign will run throughout the month of April which is National Autism Awareness Month. more


03/27/13
National Autism Center Awarded $25,000 Grant from Autism Speaks
The National Autism Center (NAC), May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based practice, has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Autism Speaks to educate military families with children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Center was the only Massachusetts-based nonprofit selected to receive an Autism Speaks’ community grant in 2012. more


03/21/13
Commentary from May Institute and National Autism Center Regarding One in 50 School Kids Has Autism, CDC Says
A new estimate released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism. While prevalence rates continue to be debated and the cause(s) for the increases remain elusive, we must not lose sight of the critical realities this upward trend emphatically underscores. more


03/12/13
Success Strategies to Help Your Family and Child with a Brain Injury or Disorder
The learning curve is steep for parents who learn their child has been diagnosed with a brain disorder – a reality that many find incredibly daunting. Faced with all the unknowns and unanswered questions, their journey forward can often be overwhelming. These strategies can help. more


03/12/13
May Institute Continues Expansion of Critical Autism Services in Military Communities
Through the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Mt. Laurel, NJ, May Institute now offers a comprehensive set of educational and behavioral services to civilian and military families and their children with autism stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and in the surrounding area. more


03/1/13
May Institute Receives Grant from Doug Flutie Foundation to Develop New Technology Initiative in Adult Services
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02/28/13
Londonderry, NH, Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Heather Giurlando, Regional Coordinator of Home-Based Services, has received May Institute’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. Nominations are made by peers and supervisors. more


02/28/13
Agawam, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Luis Rodriguez, Program Coordinator at the May Center for Adult Services, has received May Institute’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. more


02/28/13
Dorchester, Mass., Resident Receives May Institute's Prestigious Trustees' Fund Award
May Institute announces that Henrietta Tuitt, a Program Coordinator in May Institute’s Adult Residential Services/Revere Division, has received the organization’s Trustees’ Fund Award, which recognizes outstanding employee performance by a member of its staff. more


01/31/13
May Institute Educational Services Earn National Accreditation
May Institute's educational services for students with special needs have received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). more


01/29/13
Debra Blair Named Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at May Institute
May Institute has announced the promotion of Debra Blair, M.B.A., CMA, CPA, to Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2013. more


01/7/13
Dr. Lauren C. Solotar Named President of May Institute
May Institute's Board of Trustees has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, has been named President of the organization as well. She succeeds Dr. Walter P. Christian, who has retired after 35 years. more