Because this webinar was delivered in live Q&A format, no certificates of participation were be offered.

Downloadable handouts include:
Emergency form for local agencies –
Alternative courtroom testimony options –
ASD witnesses – testifying in court:
Communication between judges, attorneys and law enforcement:

Published: 06/08/2016

Kimberly Taylor has served as a Vice President of the North Carolina Bar Association, as chair of the education committee of the N.C. Association of District Court Judges and as chair of the Rural Courts Commission. She also served on the Board of the Association of Women Attorneys and was elected Judge of the Year in 2008. Ms. Taylor and her husband Timothy Byrd have 5 children – their middle son, Jarrett, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 3. She currently serves on the Board of the Autism Research Institute.

Ms. Taylor served as chair of the “Safe and Sound” task force for the Autism Society of America and received the President’s Award from the Autism Society of North Carolina. She helped to develop training criteria and legislation to mandate training for law enforcement and first responders in North Carolina on the issues of recognition and response to individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition, she served on the Board of Disability Rights of North Carolina for six years helping to advocate for all disabled people in North Carolina. She was elected District Bar Councilor for the 22A Judicial District of North Carolina in 2011 and re-elected to this position in 2014. She also serves on the Legislative, Grievance, Authorized Practice of Law and Distinguished Service Committees of the N.C. State Bar.

In December 2006, Ms. Taylor was appointed by North Carolina Speaker of the House Joe Hackney and Senator Jim Black to serve on North Carolina Joint Study Committee on ASD which works to identify and address safety issues affecting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The committee recommended modifications to training for law enforcement, first responders, judges, lawyers and others serving the court system. Modifications to the N.C. Rules of Evidence and to the definition of “disability” in the N.C. General Statutes were recommended and adopted. This work continues through efforts to encourage training of all groups having contact with ASD individuals.