Taylor Jacobs

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Taylor Jacobs is a highly qualified professional with a distinguished academic background and over 15 years of dedicated experience in the field of special education, particularly focused on autism spectrum disorders. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the esteemed University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, followed by her Masters degree in Special Education with an Autism specialist certificate from Northern Arizona University. Throughout her career, Taylor has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to enhancing the lives of children and adolescents with diverse abilities, with a primary emphasis on supporting individuals with Autism. Her extensive experience spans both educational and recreational environments, where she has consistently exhibited a profound understanding of best practices and a keen ability to implement evidence-based strategies.. Currently serving as the Director of Curriculum and Implementation at Autism Academy, Taylor plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the educational framework and program enhancements for the district. Notably, she spearheads the BRIDGE program catering to students aged 12 and above, demonstrating her leadership and innovative approach to addressing the evolving needs of learners within the Autism community. Additionally, Taylor assumes responsibility for guiding the district's accreditation process, ensuring adherence to rigorous standards of excellence. In her multifaceted career, Taylor has also contributed significantly as a classroom teacher and mentor within the district, leveraging a diverse array of methodologies including Applied Behavior Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, TEACCH, PECS, and Functional Routines. Her proficiency in these techniques underscores her comprehensive expertise and commitment to delivering tailored, effective interventions. Driven by a genuine passion for fostering the holistic development of students and nurturing meaningful partnerships with families, Taylor approaches her role with unwavering dedication and a compassionate ethos. She remains steadfast in her commitment to meeting the unique needs of each individual under her care, ensuring that every student's experience at Autism Academy is characterized by inclusivity, support, and positive growth. Email me!