404, 2018

May Institute Promotes Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation of Individuals with Autism

April 4, 2018|Categories: Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Randolph, Mass. – During Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year, May Institute and its National Autism Center are committed to raising awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and informing the public about evidence-based treatments that can improve the lives of people living with and affected by autism. “We have been proudly serving individuals with autism across the lifespan to increase their independence and promote their dignity since our founding in 1955,” says Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO. “When The Autism Society of America launched the first Autism Awareness Month in April of 1970, May Institute enthusiastically joined in. And we wholeheartedly embrace [...]

2109, 2016

Autism A-Z: Beyond the Puzzle

September 21, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Through Family-Provider Partnerships Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:00am - 4:30pm Featured keynote address by Deidre Donaldson, Ph.D. (Chief Clinical Officer, May Institute), who will present on "Evidence-based practices for individuals with ASD: The National Standards Project, Phase 2." Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit providers of behavioral healthcare, announced it will host its first autism conference, Autism A-Z: Beyond the Puzzle, in partnership with Autism Delaware. The conference is Friday, September 30, 2016 from 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. Autism A-Z will bring together leading [...]

310, 2014

Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

October 3, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

By: Marisa Petruccelli Morelos, Psy.D Worries about language delay are often among the first concerns parents raise when they bring their child in for an autism assessment. There can be many reasons for a language delay, such as a language disorder, an intellectual disability, a hearing impairment, or even trauma or neglect. It can also be an early indicator of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). […]

1909, 2014

Fort Meade – Pathways Autism Education Series

September 19, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

When: October 21 & 22, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Where: Rascon Training Room | 2481 Llewellyn Avenue | Fort Meade, MD 20775 Pre-Registration Required, Contact: Allison Judd, LCSW-C | Tel: 301-677-8086 | Email: This FREE two-day seminar is designed for military parents or caregivers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Presented by Dr. Hanna C. Rue, Executive Director, National Autism Center, and V.P. of Autism Services, May Institute. DAY 1 ] Assessing and Managing Challenging Behaviors DAY 2 ] Choosing and Using Evidence-based Practices for the Treatment of Children

106, 2014

Autism rates rise again

June 1, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

[District Administration magazine] Autism rates soared by nearly 30 percent between 2008 and 2010, according to an April study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About one in 68 eight-year-olds was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2010—a rate that has more than doubled since the year 2000, when 1 in 150 children were identified. Read the full article here.

1504, 2014

All Sides with Ann Fisher

April 15, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

[WOSU 89.7 FM, NPR affiliate in Columbus, Ohio] Dr. Hanna Rue, Executive Director of the National Autism Center, discusses topics including the new CDC autism rate, recent New England Journal of Medicine study about the development of autism in the womb, access to care, legislation, and insurance. Listen Here

1604, 2013

Drastic Numbers Underscore Need for More Autism Services

April 16, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

[The Provider] 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. […]

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