Alan Lyons received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). At this time he started his Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training through The Person-centered Assessment, Training and Habilitation program (PATH), at UNR’s Behavior Analysis department where he delivered services for adults with disabilities.
Alan has administered ABA therapy for multiple adults and children with a variety of different disabilities and skill levels.
While working at PATH, Alan specialized working children with autism, and started as an interventionist under the Lovaas model in 2009. The same year, Alan began working for the Washoe County School District (WCSD) using discrete trail training governed by the principles of ABA in classroom settings for children with varied disabilities. Seeing the importance of consistency while watching these children make gains, Alan works with parents as a liaison between school and home.
Alan is currently managing a Strategies classroom consisting of eight children with autism. Alan has been consulting for The Lovaas Center for the past year, and is working towards his Master’s Degree in Special Education, and his Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification.