Taunton Resident Receives May Institute’s Prestigious Exceptional Service Award


Randolph, Mass. – Taunton resident Eza Barros, a teacher at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities in Randolph, Mass., received an Exceptional Service Award from May Institute’s Board of Directors. The award is given annually to a select group of employees who are nominated by their peers and supervisors. The 10 recipients of the 2022 awards were recently honored during a ceremony at the organization’s corporate headquarters 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 exceptional contributions of staff members who epitomize the organization’s ideals of service and professionalism.

“Eza is an outstanding employee and very deserving of an Exceptional Service Award,” said Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, President and CEO of May Institute. “A parent of one of her students told us, ‘My son is one of the lucky students in Eza’s classroom. I have no doubt that her unfailing patience and persistence with him is a huge part of his success. I am so grateful to Eza for providing that stable, loving environment for him to heal, learn, and grow.’”

[Read Eza’s nomination.] 

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 individuals with other developmental disabilities, brain injury, 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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