Roba Hrisseh Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Exceptional Service Award


Randolph, Mass. – Roba Hrisseh, Educational Technology Teacher at May Institute’s May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass., has received an Exceptional Service Award from May’s Board of Directors.

The award is given annually to a select group of employees who are nominated by their peers and supervisors. The nine recipients of the 2019 awards were recently honored during a ceremony at the organization’s corporate office in Randolph.

May Institute is a national nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. May Institute employs approximately 2,000 staff across the country.

The Exceptional Service Award is the highest honor given to an employee by the organization. It was created to recognize the contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism.

“I am delighted that Roba was selected to receive an Exceptional Service Award,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “According to a colleague who nominated her for this honor, ‘Roba is constantly on the lookout for new and emerging technological trends in the field of special education and is dedicated to bringing those experiences to our students.’”

[Read Roba’s Nomination.]

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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 65 years ago, the organization provides 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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