May Institute Offers School Consultation and Professional Development Services to Schools in Greater Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas


Philadelphia, Penn. – May Institute, a national network of programs and services for autistic individuals and those with developmental disabilities and other special needs, is pleased to announce that it is now providing on-site consultation and professional development services to school districts in the Greater Philadelphia area and Northern Delaware.

“May Institute has more than 30 years of experience delivering these services to districts across Massachusetts and in multiple states,” says Matt Riley, Psy.D., BCBA, Senior Vice President of Educational Services for May Institute. “Our services are carefully aligned to help each district address its specific concerns and needs.”

The organization’s consultants collaborate with school/agency staff to assess and enhance educational programs for children and adolescents with diverse diagnoses and needs and co-occurring mental health disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neurological disorders, and multiple disabilities

Evidence-based services offered by May Institute include:

  • Assisting districts in building capacity in best practice behavior management strategies
  • Support and guidance in conducting functional behavior assessment (FBA) and behavior support planning
  • Consultation to ensure best practices in classroom management
  • Complex case consultation related to challenging behavior
  • Support and consultation to school district behavior analysts and special education teachers
  • Parent training
  • Staff training and professional development
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

May Institute senior consultants include doctoral-level licensed psychologists and BCBA’s, many of whom are nationally recognized for their expertise in this area. They provide consultation and supervise an experienced team of staff consultants trained in early childhood education, special education, and applied behavior analysis (ABA).

For more information, contact Dr. Riley at, or call 781-437-1490.

About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis and evidence-based interventions, serving autistic individuals and those with developmental disabilities, brain injury, neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded nearly 70 years ago, we provide a wide range of exceptional educational, clinical, and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

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