chapter  10
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May Institute: System of Care

Responding effectively on a national scale equivalent to the size of the population affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a considerable challenge. The May Institute is one of the largest organizations in the United States providing comprehensive behavioral services to more than 25,000 individuals and their families in more than 200 communities across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, and on the West Coast. The May Institute provides six schools specifically for services to children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities and one school for individuals with brain injury. The May Institute's leadership team is determined to bring behavior analysis to scale with national needs. In 1987, the May Institute was honored by the US Department of Education's School of Excellence award for its first school for individuals with ASD. The Center serves as a clearinghouse for new information about ASD and provides training and consultation services to parents, teachers, and practitioners.