Tonia A. Ryan, Ph.D

Tonia has a Ph.D in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis.   She has over 18 years of experience in the field of special education and specializes in autism spectrum and behavioral disorders at a global level, and in the school, clinical, and residential settings.  She has advanced knowledge and experience as a behavior analyst, program director of special 

education, and director of assessment.  She conducts ongoing ABA training and professional development seminars for teachers, administrators, therapists and families in the United States as well as Lebanon.  Tonia has an ongoing partnership with Consortium for Global Education (CGE), Lebanese Society of Educational and Social Development (LSESD), and the Center for Smart Kids with Learning Differences (SKILD).

"I have been fortunate to have a wide range of experiences in the field of special education and work with such competent professionals and supportive families along the way.  My ongoing relationships with family members, clinicians, behavior analysts, and school professionals is the driving force for my vision and why I am confident this type of service is desperately needed.

I have hand-selected each professional based on credentials, success in the field, heart and passion for empowering families, and a vision for this center that matches my own.  You can trust the professionals at GBE Alliance, Inc. to give you and your family the guidance and support necessary for academic, behavioral, and emotional success. 

My experiences have guided the layout of this company, and my passion for the field will drive the success of empowering families and meeting each child's needs on an individual basis, anywhere in the world, one step at a time."

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