Olivia Raynor, Ph.D.

Tarjan Center at UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
760 Westwood Plaza
58-228 Semel Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1759
Phone: 310-794-1141
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: February 04, 2016

Olivia Raynor

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Community Education Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Post Secondary Education,
Arts and Disability,
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: California Employment Consortium for Youth
Discipline(s): Occupational Therapy
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council


Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., is the Director of the Tarjan Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute, UCLA. Her career spans over 35 years of experience in management, analysis, evaluation, training and public policy at the individual and system levels that support individuals with disabilities participation in inclusive postsecondary education, the arts, volunteerism, civic engagement and integrated competitve employment. Olivia is the Principal Investigator and Director of the California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities. She serves on the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities and its Executive Committee. Olivia's several years of service with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities include her upcoming roles as President Elect and President. Olivia holds degrees from Boston University and USC in Occupational Therapy and a doctorate from UCLA in Educational Psychology.