The Conference will feature over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting
empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current
topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support.
Presentations and workshops will focus on topics including:
School: Presentations within the School strand
focus on how the principles and technology of PBS are implemented across
the continuum of support levels and in schools and other educational
settings and/or to address specific topics faced by school districts and
other educational settings.
Early Childhood: The Early Childhood strand
includes presentations about systems change efforts, research,
evidence-based practices, and case study presentations related to young
children (birth through age 5) and PBS implementation
Integration and Alignment: Presentations in
this strand provide frameworks for integrating and aligning systems of
support (e.g., academic and behavior MTSS supports, positive behavior
supports and mental health systems) to enhance student success and
interagency collaboration and cooperation.
Individual Students: This strand emphasizes the
use of PBS principles and technology to support individual students
within a school setting. The focus is on one or more specific students,
rather than the school system.
Classroom: Presentations in this strand focus on how the principles and technology of PBS are implemented within classroom settings.
School-Wide Systems: Presentations in this
strand highlight current work in school-wide positive behavior support.
Emphasis is placed on efforts to "scale-up," implement and sustain PBS
principles and technology across multiple schools in districts and
School Low Incidence: Presentations in this
strand focus on how PBS principles and technology are used to support
students with low incidence disabilities (i.e.., vision, hearing, or
motor impairments, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, or
Equity: Presentations in this strand focus on
applying PBS principles and technology to support a fair and inclusive
educational system that results in higher student achievement, increased
quality of instruction, improvement of low-performing schools, and/or
better outcomes for students from diverse circumstances.
Home and Community: Presentations within the
home and community strand focus on how the principles and technology of
PBS are implemented across the lifespan in a variety of settings such as
home, community centers, adult employment, residential settings,
eldercare facilities, etc.
IDD: Presentations in this strand will
highlight the application of PBS principles and technology to support
children and/or adults with IDD in settings outside of school (e.g.,
home, community). An intellectual disability is characterized by
limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties in a variety of
everyday social and practical skills. A developmental disability is
attributed to a cognitive or physical impairment that results in
limitations in areas such as self-care, language, and mobility. The term
IDD covers a broad range of disorders and syndromes.
Families and Parent Supports: Presentations in this
strand highlight working in partnership with parents and other family
members when implementing PBS in school, home, and community settings.
Presentations may be focused on how professionals can understand,
support, and include the family perspective when serving families, or,
be aimed at helping parents and family members learn to understand and
implement PBS with their family members and in their community.
Juvenile Justice: Presentations in this strand
describe how PBS principles and technology are applied to juvenile
justice and other alternative settings.
Mental Health: The presentations in this strand
focus on physiological or neurological issues, health, and well-being.
In addition, presentations are included that describe how PBS principles
and technology are implemented within mental health settings.
Quality of Life: Presentations in this strand
describe how PBS principles and technology are applied to improve the
wellbeing of individuals including physical, mental, and or social
wellbeing across the lifespan.
PBS and Employment: Presentations in this
strand describe how PBS principles and technology are applied to support
individuals and vocational support staff in work environments and/or
how it is used to improve employment opportunities.
APBS Conference participants will be able to:
Who should Attend
Administrators, Behavior Analysts, Behavior Specialists, Early Interventionists,
Educators/Special Educators, Family Support Personnel, Parents/Family Members,
Psychologists, Researchers, Social Workers
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of positive behavior support. The mission of APBS is to help individuals improve their quality of life and reduce problem behaviors by advancing the development and use of positive behavior support. The Association is made up of professionals, family members, trainers, consumers, researchers, and administrators who are involved with and interested in PBS. APBS is a multidisciplinary association seeking members from all fields with interests in behavior support. APBS is an active organization focusing its attention on dissemination, education, and public policy efforts.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
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