Joshua Taylor

Joshua TaylorAssistant Professor of Special Education

305 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Bio: Joshua Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine. His research focuses on promoting lifelong success for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities through implementation of evidence-based practices in inclusive school, work, and community settings. He earned a Ph.D. in special education from Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus on research-to-policy implementation, and a Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia. Josh’s background is in public school settings, where he has over 10 years of experience as a special education teacher and autism specialist in Arlington Public Schools (Virginia) and most recently as a Research, Training, and Technical Assistance Associate with the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VCU-RRTC). Much of Josh’s work includes collaboration outside of schools with diverse stakeholders such as museums and cultural arts centers, community rehabilitation providers, and others engaged in supporting youth and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Ph.D., 2021, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Ed., 2013, University of Virginia
B.A., 2005, Kennesaw State University

Courses taught at UMaine

  • SED 528: Evidence-Based Instruction for Students with Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities
  • SED 587: Collaboration and Transition
  • SED 536: Educational Strategies for Students with Severe Disabilities
  • SED 553: Assessment in Special Education I
  • SED 556: Assessment for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Severe Disabilities

Sample publications

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