The May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in West Springfield is a full-year day program serving students aged 3-22. The program specializes in the education and behavior management of children with a diagnosis of autism or other similar developmental disabilities.
Our philosophy is that all children should be educated in the least restrictive environment and have a right to an educational program that meets their needs. We believe that as an educational provider we have a responsibility to provide services that meet the professional standard, that is, that have empirical support, that can be taught to teachers and instructors, and for which progress can be observed and documented. The goal at the May Center is to use the principles of applied behavior analysis to teach students with autism and other developmental disabilities wide range of both functional and academic skills.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) methodology is the application of basic behavioral principles to facilitate the development of language and other positive skills. It incorporates the use of techniques such as positive reinforcement, task analyses, shaping, prompting and fading of prompts, and practice opportunities. It includes continuous and systematic evaluation of outcomes and effectiveness. ABA practices have been endorsed by the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and the Association for Science in Autism Research and are essential for success with this population. .

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Inquire with school
  • Students: 38 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Inquire with school
Year Founded
2003
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
38 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 29%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

Endorse May Ctr School For Autism And Developmental Dis. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Bubble-wrapped Children
Bubble-wrapped Children
With so much uncertainty in the world today and a pandemic further confounding our lives, it's reasonable for parents to want to protect their children whenever and wherever possible? But overprotecting or bubble-wrapping? Well, that's another matter.
Get Your Act Together!
December 16, 2021
Get Your Act Together!
We take a look at the other college admissions test and offer some resources for test preparation.
Why Small Class Sizes Work
December 15, 2021
Why Small Class Sizes Work
You want your child to receive plenty of individual attention. That's one of the reasons most parents send their children to private school.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Inquire with school
  • Students: 38 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Hampden County, MA is $26,602 for elementary schools and $31,184 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Hampden County, MA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links