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The Social, Emotional, and Behavior Academy is the product of a close collaboration between two Massachusetts-based organizations recognized for their commitment to improving student outcomes and the quality of their services and resources.


EDC is an internationally recognized leader in designing and implementing programs to improve outcomes in education as well as in mental and behavioral health. Over the past 60 years, EDC has supported thousands of school- and community-based practitioners working to improve the health and well-being of students nationwide. Their experts have experience working with state and local education agencies, schools, and community coalitions to translate current research on student SEL and mental health into action. 

May Institute

May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Additionally, May Institute is the northeast regional partner to the National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, funded by the Office of Special Educations Programs, U.S. Department of Education. The Center, May Institute, and nine other universities and agencies are assisting in the implementation of PBIS at the school, district, and state levels across the country. The organization offers a unique set of services in positive behavioral support to school systems designed to build local capacity to effectively manage students with behavioral challenges. Through intensive consultation, training, technical assistance, data analysis, and professional expertise, May Institute enables schools to effectively and efficiently support their students.