May Institute Names Dr. Matthew Riley Vice President of Educational Services


Randolph, Mass. – Matthew Riley, Psy.D., BCBA, has been promoted to Vice President of Educational Services for May Institute, a national nonprofit organization that serves individuals across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.

For nearly two years, Dr. Riley has served as Executive Director of the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass., May Institute’s flagship day and residential special education school. In his new role, Dr. Riley is responsible for developing and guiding educational initiatives for all May schools for students with ASD. He will continue to oversee the Randolph school campus.

Dr. Riley’s areas of expertise include the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, skill development, and system-wide implementation of the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). During the course of his career, he has worked with individuals with a variety of special needs in residential, public, and non-public school settings, and in private homes.

“Matt is uniquely well-suited to fill this position on our leadership team,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “He has a done an outstanding job leading our school in Randolph for the past two years through the challenges of the pandemic. I know our other schools and educational programs will benefit from his wisdom and expertise.”

Dr. Riley received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University, and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

About 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, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 65 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


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