Director of Curriculum and Implementation

Taylor Bates received her Bachelors of Science in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked with children and teens with various disabilities, including Autism, for nine years in school and recreational settings. Taylor has been a Self-Contained Functional Life Skills Teacher for two years in Illinois and is in her second year of teaching at the Autism Academy in Gilbert. Taylor is well practiced in various techniques including Applied Behavior Analysis, Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, TEACCH, PECS, and Functional Routines. She is also practiced in several social and behavioral skills and programs, including the Zones of Regulation and PBIS. Taylor is passionate about her students, their parents, and their families, and will work diligently to meet their needs and make their experience at Autism Academy a positive one. Email Me!