May Institute Now Serving Savannah

May Institute, a national nonprofit organization that provides research-based services to children and adults with autism and other special needs, continues to expand its autism services in Georgia. Through the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Savannah, Ga., the organization now offers a comprehensive set of educational and behavioral services to both civilian and military families and their children with autism stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, and the surrounding area.

This newest Center enables May Institute to provide home-based therapy and other autism-related services to families in all branches of the military stationed at installations in 10 states throughout the country.

Autism is a developmental disability that occurs in one in every 110 children. It is a neurological disorder that affects the development of the brain, causing difficulty with communication, learning, and social interaction. The number of children with autism in military families is even more sobering than those in the general population. With one in 88 military children on the spectrum, as many as 12,000 military dependents may have autism. Their condition is made more difficult by the frequent changes of residences, schools, and other variables that accompany military life.

For more information about the May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Savannah, Ga., please contact Jade Lewis, M.Ed., BCBA, at 912. 321.9232 or at

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