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May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders (May Institute)


Established in 1992, the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders is one of only a few pediatric programs in the United States focusing on both education and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with neurobehavioral, genetic, and related disorders.

This nationally recognized school provides exceptional services to children, adolescents, and young adults, ages 5-22, with a broad range of neurobehavioral challenges. These include brain injury, genetic or chromosomal disorders, seizure disorders, mood disorders, and intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders.

We provide full-day, year-round educational, behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative services, and use established treatment and educational methods based on the latest instructional, clinical, and applied behavior analytic research. School services may be combined with our community-based residential program at one of several homes either on-campus or in nearby neighborhoods.

Children and adolescents with neurobehavioral disorders and related challenges need a "home away from home" where they can belong, and an environment that supports skill development and rehabilitation, and fosters new friendships.

The May Center School is just such a place. Here, our students from around the country learn to overcome obstacles, develop critical life and communication skills, control impulsive and aggressive behaviors, and become more independent. Children with traumatic brain injury learn to walk and talk again.

With the support of a highly trained and compassionate staff, students continue to learn and grow while receiving the specialized services they needed to achieve their personal best. Some of our students graduate from high school, others focus on career and vocational skills; and others return to a less restrictive environment with new life skills, a sense of pride, and hope for the future.

Located in Norwood, Mass., 25 miles from Boston and less than 30 miles from Providence, R.I., the May Center School is a Massachusetts Chapter 766-approved school.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Intellectual Disability Multiple Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury