Staff Bio

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Josh Taylor

Training Associate

jtaylor66@vcu.edu | 827-2885

Joshua Taylor, M.Ed. is currently a training associate for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Autism Center for Excellence. His research interests include social skills, cognitive-behavioral strategies, inclusion, community integration, educational technology, universal design for learning, learning science, and research-to-practice. He is also currently an educational advisor and contract teacher for the Smithsonian Institute in the All Access Digital Arts Program—a technology and arts-based program that emphasizes social inclusion in museum settings for students with various cognitive and intellectual disabilities—and Morning at the Museum—a program to increase the accessibility of museums for children with autism, cognitive and sensory disabilities. He was previously an Autism Specialist in Arlington Public Schools, where he trained and coached teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders, grades Pre-K through age 22.  His previous classroom experience includes supporting the inclusion of students with autism in a high school setting and teaching middle school students with significant adaptive needs in a self-contained setting. He graduated with a Master’s in Special Education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.