Alex Lorenzo, co-founder of Animate Behavior, has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over ten years. Originally focused on the business and performance application of the science, he quickly found his calling in working with children and has subsequently seen how ABA has improved the lives of thousands of people. Specializing in Performance Management, Alex earned his BS in Psychology from Florida State University and his MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology where he studied under Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz. At Florida Institute of Technology, Alex currently teaches online Behavior Analysis courses.
Alex has had the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings, with varying ages and abilities. He has worked in public and special education school, clinics, and at-home programs. From toddlers to teenagers, Alex has experience providing and overseeing impactful autism interventions that have made positive changes in the lives of clients. Through his practice, he has worked with a variety of challenging behaviors and functional abilities.
Alex’s strengths include teaching academic, social, self-help, vocational, and communication skills using Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior Principles. He has served as an expert witness and lead behavior analyst on several landmark cases that have resulted in providing thousands of otherwise un-served people with the autism interventions they need. As part of these efforts, he participated in the March 2012 trial that led to the requirement that Medicaid reimburse families for ABA services. Later that year, in October, he served as an expert witness in a civil suit against the US Department of Education in the US Virgin Islands advocating for free and appropriate education for children diagnosed with autism.
He values the caring relationship between clinical staff and clients. As the co-founder of Animate Behavior, he believes in a strong company culture that provides staff with the resources they need to be successful while leveraging each individual’s strength. This results in the best possible clinical outcomes.
Alex currently resides in Oakland, California. When he is not working, he enjoys the Bay Area’s vibrant music and arts culture and sports of all varieties.
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