Randolph, Mass. – Ivy Chong, Ph.D., BCBA-D, M.B.A., has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Home, School, and Center-based Services at May Institute. The national nonprofit organization serves individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.
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Dr. Chong oversees the operations of May Institute’s national centers for applied behavior analysis (ABA) — home, school , and center-based programs, and ensures that quality services are delivered in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Prior to joining May Institute in 2017 as the Vice President of Home, School, and Center-based Services, Dr. Chong served as the Director of Autism Services and Training at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment in Melbourne, Fla. She was also an Associate Professor in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts at Florida Institute of Technology.
“Dr. Chong is an integral member of our executive and clinical leadership teams,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, May Institute’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “She has specialized in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities for the past 20 years, and May Institute and the individuals we serve are benefitting greatly from her experience and expertise. Her combined clinical and business background make her an ideal leader.”
Dr. Chong holds a doctorate in Psychology from Western Michigan University specializing in behavior analysis, and is a licensed psychologist (MI, FL) and doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She earned an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management in 2016.
Her professional interests include early detection, diagnosis and evaluation of autism, linking assessment to treatment, and development of training systems. Dr. Chong is on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, an APA online journal. She has served as guest reviewer for: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; Behavior Interventions; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Journal of Organizational Behavior Management; and Behavior Analysis in Practice. In addition, she has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally disseminating ABA to Canada, China, and the Middle East. She has maintained leadership roles on local and national boards, including the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (term 2017 – 2020). Dr. Chong serves as an adjunct professor at Brock University (St. Catherine’s, Canada) and Simmons College (MA, USA).
About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 60 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org.