Dr. Deborah Taub is an Educational Consultant at ACERI Partners, LLC. She provides research and professional development assistance for states, territories, and other entities working to develop and sustain best practice. She has assisted states in building and evaluating systemic programs, especially around issues of inclusive practice for students with complex instructional needs, such as those with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Taub has designed, implemented, and evaluated alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities, developed standards-based curricula and instruction, and conducted validity and alignment evaluations. This work is informed by her experiences as a classroom teacher and school reform specialist. She has worked extensively with teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing as well as those who have been labeled as autistic. She has experience building curriculum, helping schools and district meet state and federal requirements through teacher and student centered reform, and supporting educators as they make grade level content accessible for all students. She has contributed journal articles, book chapters, and numerous professional development trainings to the field of educating children with complex needs, and has presented internationally on working with students who have autism. She believes strongly that all students deserve equal opportunities and is an advisory member of the Council to Promote Self-Determination education and workforce committee and an active member of the TASH inclusive education committee. In addition, she is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children’s CCSS Advisory Group and is a representative for TASH on the National Center on UDL’s Task Force.