The Faison Center for Autism | Eli T. Newcomb | Richmond VA

Eli T. Newcomb M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Director of Education, Research Coordinator

CABAS® Certified Teacher


Eli has worked at The Faison Center since 2005 in a number of roles, most recently in the capacity of Director of Education & Research Coordinator. He oversees a team of behavior analysts and teachers, all facets of instruction for over 150 students, and research initiatives and activities of the Center. Eli has taught behavior analysis and education courses at the graduate level and presented at local and national behavior analysis conferences and other events.

In addition to direct contact with the high impact work being carried out by his educational team on a daily basis, it is especially rewarding for Eli to be a part of an organization with a community impact as large as Faison's. He has regular opportunities to view, firsthand, how the work being done at The Faison Center has a complementary impact on its community partners, other agencies and autism networks, first responders and local businesses, and the Greater Richmond locality at large.

Eli earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington and his Master of Education in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed post-graduate work in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Eli is a Virginia-licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), Eli serves the association as Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee.  He was also recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and will serve a three-year term through 2019.


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1701 Byrd Avenue

Richmond, VA 23230

The Faison Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, creed, or gender.

The Faison School is accredited by CABAS® and VAISEF, whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. The School is licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The Behavioral Health Clinic and Adult and Residential Services are licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

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