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National Autism Center at May Institute Selected by U.S. State Department for International Speaker Program
First Middle East trip forges new partnerships in countries seeking response to autism “tsunami” more

Carol Molina Named Senior Vice President of Business Development at May Institute
In her new role, Ms. Molina is responsible for expanding the breadth and depth of services at May Institute by increasing the organization’s core service base and bringing in new lines of business. more

May Institute and the Center for Autism Research Excellence at Boston University Partner on Study to Help Fill Critical Gap in Research and Treatment
Families of children with autism needed to participate in a study examining the impact of mobile applications on language and communication. more

May Institute Among Top Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts
May Institute, a national nonprofit provider of services for children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other special needs, has been named number 26 in The Commonwealth Institute’s (TCI) 2016 list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. more

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Awards $10,000 Grant to May Center School
Grant to May Institute's May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities for expansion of its outdoor play/therapy area at its Randolph, Mass. location. more

May Institute Opens Center-based Program for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The May Center for Early Childhood Services, a day program in Randolph, Mass., for children ages 2.6 to 5 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), features one-on-one instruction based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). more

National Autism Center at May Institute Offers Free Resources for Educators
“Given the challenges of providing appropriate services to a diverse and increasingly numerous student population with ASD in this country, the need for evidence-based practice in our schools has never been so urgent,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute, which houses the National Autism Center. more

May Institute Opens New Program in California to Serve Children with Autism
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) services are now available to families in the Central Coast area of California who have children on the autism spectrum. more

May Institute Announces Shared Living Program for Adults with Special Needs
May Institute is launching its Shared Living Program, a new housing option that matches adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or acquired brain injury with host families who are willing to share their homes with individuals who have special needs. Information sessions about the program will be held this Fall in the Greater Boston area. more

Dr. Cynthia M. Anderson Named Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis at May Institute
Dr. Cynthia M. Anderson has joined May Institute as Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis. She holds a joint appointment as Director of May Institute’s National Autism Center (NAC). more

Communicating with Individuals with Autism Requires Knowledge, Patience, and Flexibility
Understanding the basics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help people from all walks of life learn how to diffuse difficult situations or contribute to successful encounters with people on the spectrum. more

Dr. Robert Putnam Named President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., LABA, BCBA-D, May Institute's Vice President of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Consultation, was recently elected President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of Applied Behavior Analysis at the Association's annual meeting. more

Advisory: 10 Points First Responders Should Know About Autism Spectrum Disorder
Important information for first responders about the characteristics and behaviors of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. more

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 disorder (ASD) and other special needs. These basic safety skills may someday become critical life-saving skills. more

May Institute Appoints Lee Ann Fatalo to Its Board of Trustees
Lee Ann Fatalo, CFP®, a Financial Services Representative for Baystate Financial and a Special Needs Financial Planner, has joined May Institute’s Board of Trustees. more

Advisory: Five Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation
Helpful advice regarding effective communication with adults who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). more

Advisory: Dealing with Public Disapproval When You Have a Child with Autism
Tips for parents who encounter disapproval from people in the community who may not understand the special needs or behaviors of their children with autism spectrum disorder. more

May Institute, WORK Inc. Team Up To Meet the Needs of Adults with Autism
The Center for Integrated Adult Autism Services, a joint effort between May Institute and WORK Inc., has recently opened to provide clinical, employment, and housing services for adults with ASD across Massachusetts. more

A Closer Look at Autism: 30 Days, 30 Topics
May Institute and National Autism Center Experts Share Practical Information about Autism Across the Lifespan more

Most Effective Treatment for Autism also Beneficial for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month! more

Wareham Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Trustees’ Fund Award
Wareham resident Amanda Austin, a teacher at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorders in Brockton, has received a Trustees’ Fund Award from May Institute’s Board of Trustees. more

May Institute Receives Bequest of Nearly $900,000; Creates First Endowment Fund
A bequest of nearly $900,000 has enabled May Institute to establish the Janet Charlton O’Connor Endowment Fund to support its educational and adult services as well as its National Autism Center. more

May Institute Appoints Q. Sophie Yang to its Board of Trustees
Q. Sophie Yang, MBA, a Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at State Street Corporation in Boston, has joined May Institute’s Board of Trustees. more

May Institute President Lauren Solotar Named “Woman of Influence” by Boston Business Journal
The Boston Business Journal has named Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute's President and Chief Executive Officer, a "Woman of Influence." more

Daniel Navisky, Esq., Named Senior VP and General Counsel for May Institute
As the organization’s chief legal officer, Mr. Navisky oversees and manages a wide range of legal matters and provides strategic and legal counsel regarding May Institute’s operations, programs, and partnerships. more