Region 1 AEC

The Region 1 Autism Education Consortium (AEC)

Region 1 AEC Mission

Map of counties in region 1
The Region 1 AEC includes 15 divisions in central Virginia.

The Autism Education Consortium will work in partnership with member school divisions, families and the community to increase awareness and expertise in regards to the education of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The Region 1 AEC was established to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for all staff working with students with autism spectrum disorder. Professional development opportunities include universal supports, targeted supports, and individual division supports.

The Region 1 Autism Education Consortium Model for Professional Development (PD) is a comprehensive model that is designed to promote growth for staff with varying levels of expertise.

AEC Professional Development model

Region 1 AEC Staff Members

The Region 1 AEC has two dedicated staff members as well as the support of VCU-ACE staff.

Sue Palko

Sue Palko, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Autism Program Coordinator (Regions 1, 3, 6, & 8)

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Taryn Traylor

Taryn Traylor, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Assistant Professor

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