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New Partnership Between May Institute and Endicott College to Help Meet Growing Need for Master’s-Level Service Providers
The Van Loan School at Endicott College and May Institute will offer master’s-level training opportunities for professionals specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. more

Bass Pro Shops Partners with May Institute to Provide Sensitive Santa Event
The company’s popular Santa’s Wonderland event gives families the chance to enjoy this special time with free games, crafts, and activities in a magical Christmas village. more

Nathan Lambright Promoted to Clinical Leadership Post at May Institute
Nathan Lambright, Psy.D., BCBA-D, was recently promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services in Educational Services for May Institute. more

Thomas Stanton is May Institute’s New VP of Adult Services for Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts
Thomas J. Stanton has been named Vice President of Adult Services on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts for May Institute. more

National Autism Center at May Institute Publishes New Edition of Popular Educators’ Manual
Generous funding of $50,000 provided by the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation enabled the National Autism Center to distribute the manual free of charge to thousands of special education programs in schools nationwide that have experienced staffing or funding cutbacks or are lacking in resources. more

Dr. Beth Jerskey Named May Institute’s Vice President of Professional Training and Research
Beth A. Jerskey, Ph.D., has been named May Institute’s Vice President of Professional Training and Research. more

May Behavioral Health Seeking New Food Pantry Provider
Organization’s Food Pantry to Close End of August. more

May Institute Earns Prestigious Awards for Excellence in Communications, PR, Marketing
May Institute recently earned two Lamplighter awards for excellence in communications from the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo). more

May Institute, MBTA Team Up to Promote Awareness of Individuals with Special Needs
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that nearly one in five individuals in our country has a disability; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that disability is one of the nation’s most important public health issues. May Institute is addressing this issue with a new awareness and education campaign on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) this month. more

May Institute’s 60th Anniversary Fundraising Event Raises $247,000
More than 350 sponsors, families and individuals served, staff, donors, board members, and others attended the sold-out 60th anniversary celebration at the Granite Links Golf Club, in Quincy, Mass., on April 9, 2015. more

Volunteer Opportunity Available - Help Us Make a Difference!
The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, located in Randolph, Mass., is seeking human services professionals, attorneys, nurses, emergency responders, and other interested persons to serve as volunteer members of its Human Rights Committee (HRC). more

Malden Resident Terese L. Brennan Receives May Institute Leadership Award
Terese L. Brennan, M.S., of Malden, Mass., Senior Vice President of Quality Improvement and Compliance for May Institute, has been awarded the organization’s 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award. She received the award during the Institute’s 60th Anniversary Celebration event at the Granite Links Golf Course in Quincy, Mass., on April 9. more

Mary Tiernan Named Senior VP of Development at May Institute
Mary Tiernan has been named Senior Vice President of Development for May Institute, a leading national provider of educational, behavioral, and rehabilitative services for individuals with special needs. more

Santa Cruz Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
Taylor Schauer, a teacher trainee at The Bay School in Santa Cruz, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from May Institute’s Board of Trustees. more

May Institute Celebrates 60 Years of Serving Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs
When May Institute was founded in 1955, very little was known about autism, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other special needs were often institutionalized for life. more

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National Autism Center Completes Most Comprehensive Review of Autism Interventions: National Standards Project - Phase 2
Researchers at the National Autism Center at May Institute today released the results of the largest systematic review to date of interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their findings identify 14 “Established Interventions” for children and adolescents that have the most research support, produce beneficial outcomes, and are known to be effective, and one Established Intervention for adults on the autism spectrum. more

May Institute Appoints Jocelyn Frederick to its Board of Trustees
Jocelyn Frederick, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED BD+C, has joined May Institute’s Board of Trustees. An internationally renowned architect, Frederick is a Principal at Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, and leads that firm’s core national healthcare practice. more

Take Your Seat at the Tour de France Finish, Paris 2015!
World’s most prestigious cycling event is pedaled as key auction item for national nonprofit’s 60th anniversary. more

Students with Special Needs to Host ‘Invite Your Legislator to School Day’
Students and staff at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders in Brockton will be welcoming state legislators to their school on Friday, March 20 to share with them highlights of the school’s programming and successes and to create awareness for lawmakers about the challenging budget realities for Chapter 766 (C766) schools that serve students with special needs. more

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

Stephen S. Young Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of May Institute
Stephen S. “Steve” Young, L.L.B., well-known trial lawyer and Senior Partner, Inactive, in Holland & Knight’s Boston office, has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of May Institute. more

Janet E. Mercier, J.D., Named Senior VP of Human Resources at May Institute
Janet E. Mercier, J.D., new Senior Vice President of Human Resources, will oversee May Institute's ongoing evolution into a workplace of choice. more