Staff Member

Taryn Goodwin Traylor

Taryn Goodwin Traylor, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Region 1 Autism Program Coordinator | 804-827-2685

Taryn Goodwin Traylor, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA is a Region 1 Autism Program Coordinator  for Virginia Commonwealth University – Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE). In this position, she will develop and implement a comprehensive autism program to serve students with ASD within Region 1.  Previously, Taryn provided technical assistance to Chesapeake City Public Schools. She provided training and coaching on evidence based practice initiatives to division leaders and teachers.

Taryn received her Master’s Degree from James Madison University in Special Education. In January 2011, she received her certification as a Behavior Analyst. Taryn has 14 years of experience working with individuals with ASD from preschool to adulthood. Prior to ACE, Taryn worked as an Outreach Program Coordinator across 3 localities in the Shenandoah Valley. In this role, she collaborated with various agencies, provided consultative and outreach services, and trained regional staff. In the area of training, Taryn specializes in communication strategies, instructional strategies, and proactive behavioral strategies.