Educational Team

JumpStart Autism Center’s Accelerated Learning Lab provides academic tutoring and educational support services to all types of learners in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Denver. Our highly-skilled team can help learners of all kind with academic readiness, reading, language comprehension, mathematics, handwriting, hybrid and virtual education support, homeschool evaluation and support, and more!

Meet our team:

Allison Lopez, M.Ed., BCBA
Director of Educational Services

Allison came to work in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by chance! After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009, she moved to Colorado Springs, CO and came across a job advertisement for a tutoring position. While called a “tutor”, it was actually a Behavior Technician position. She recalls, “After seeing the progress of my first two learners, I quickly realized that I had found something I truly enjoyed doing every day.” Allison joined the JumpStart team in 2012 as a Behavior Technician while completing a Master of Education in Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Arizona State University. Since then she has specialized within ABA in Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), Verbal Behavior, Precision Teaching, and Instructional Design. In her spare time she enjoys nerding out on Precision Teaching and instructional design literature, cooking, running, watching documentaries and stand up comedy, traveling (especially to anywhere warm with a beach), and spending time with her strong-willed, energetic daughter who loves to dance, sing, and cartwheel all day long. Allison’s favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.”

Professional activities and associations:

  • Member of the Standard Celeration Society
  • Member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  • Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Member of the Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis

Lindsay Davis, B.A., RBT
Senior Instructional Specialist

Lindsay has been a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) since 2016! She worked for another Applied Behavior Analysis provider before joining JumpStart as a Behavior Technician in 2019. Most recently, Lindsay moved over to our Accelerated Learning Lab team where she has been an integral part of providing high-quality educational intervention and academic tutoring services to neurodiverse learners using her precision teaching and behavior analytic skills. She notes, “My favorite part about JumpStart is that we are truly based in data and science to give really good therapy”! Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from Colorado Christian University in 2018. She is currently working towards a Master of Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. A fun fact about Lindsay is that she is scuba-certified! Outside of school and work, Lindsay enjoys going on outdoor adventures with her husband and dog.

Professional activities and associations:

  • Member of the National Association of School Psychologists

Claire Dameron, B.A., RBT
Senior Instructional Specialist

Claire earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2016. “As someone with a family member affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, I wanted to work with this population and had fallen in love with Applied Behavior Analysis and early intervention. I really wanted to work somewhere that was center-based since social deficits are such a big barrier to a lot of autistic kiddos. Then I found JumpStart and it was perfect”, she recalls. Claire joined the JumpStart team as a Behavior Technician in 2017. Since then, she has grown her talents as a Clinical Trainer, Clinical Support Technician, and now gets to experience a new avenue within educational services working with a wide variety of learners as a Senior Instructional Specialist. She notes, “I love that no wins are too small to celebrate. Growth and progress look different for every learner, but JAC recognizes that even small victories are meaningful to kiddos and their families. I’m excited to be a part of the Accelerated Learning Lab and to be working with kids who have alternative learning styles”. In the future, Claire wants to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and bring her newly acquired skills into the academic and clinical sides of JumpStart. Outside of work, Claire enjoys playing video games, baking, doing nail art, crocheting, gardening, hiking, and camping.

Lauryn Arvizo, RBT
Senior Instructional Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Services in Colorado

Denver, CO
(303) 284-7328

Services in New Mexico

Albuquerque , NM
Rio Rancho, NM
(505) 828-3837

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