Angelle Hillygus, M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Programs

Angelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She started her career as a Certified Teacher of children with Autism and related disabilities in Marion County public schools.  Angelle began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009 within the school system and transitioned to clinical and home based services in 2014.  Additionally, she is the parent of a young adult with Autism.

Angelle has extensive experience working with individuals on the Autism spectrum, Down Syndrome, and other related developmental disabilities.  While working in the school system she gained experience working with children and young adults (18-22) with emotional behavioral disorders as well.  Angelle is skilled at training parents and staff on the implementation of behavior analytic programs unique to each individual’s needs and environment.  Angelle enjoys providing services across all age groups.  Her background includes working with individuals with high rates of problem behavior including self-injury, aggression, property destruction, and elopement.  In addition, Angelle’s interests include early intervention, verbal behavior programing, teaching social, vocational, and daily living skills resulting in the development of skills that promote inclusion within the community.  She aspires to help individuals reach their highest level of independence through the implementation of evidence based services and collaboration with parents and related service providers.

Angelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Central Florida.  She completed course work at the University of Florida earning the Autism Endorsement on her Professional Teaching Certificate through the State of Florida.  Additionally, she completed a post graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State University.  She is a certified Professional Crisis Management trainer.  Angelle co-founded Lifespan Behavior Services, LLC in 2016 with the goal of increasing the availability of evidence-based services for children and young adults with developmental disabilities in Marion County and the surrounding areas.

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