Staff Bio

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Chris Allen

Training & Technical Assistance Associate

allenc13@vcu.edu |

Chris Allen, M.S., is a Region 1 Training and Technical Assistance Associate. He uses evidence-based practices and provides training and technical assistance to assist Region 1 school divisions to allow them to provide the best support for students with autism.

Chris earned his BSc from Grand Valley State University in 2011 and then completed two years of field research and management in behavioral biology on primates in East Africa. Upon returning stateside, he used his background in data collection and behavioral science to work as a special and general education teacher in the sciences. He has years of experience in research and education, working with students with special needs, autism, and social-emotional issues. His interest in the intersection of research, education, and behavioral science led him to transition into a career providing evidence-based practices to support students with various diagnosis. He received his Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Antioch University of New England in 2018. His areas of interest include Relational Frame Theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Behavior Skills Training.