APBS 2020, March 11-14, Miami, Florida

APBS 2019 is now over.  Many thanks to all the volunteers, staff, and attendees who made our experience in Washington, D.C. this year so wonderful!  APBS 2020 will be held March 11-14, at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida.  The Call for Papers for APBS 2020 will open sometime in mid-June 2019.  Hope to see all of you next year on the beach in sunny Miami!

APBS 2019 Reminders

We look forward to seeing you this week in Washington DC!

We hope you're as excited as we are about the 16th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. To make sure you have the best possible experience, we'd like to go over a few last minute housekeeping items.

Check in begins at 11am and goes through 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th and resumes again at 7am Thursday, February 21st. Check in and onsite registration are on the Constitution Level of the Grand Hyatt Washington.

Empowering Parents to Implement Function-Based Strategies within Family Routines

This workshop will teach participants to develop function-based interventions to improve family routines, as well as ways to engage parents and overcome obstacles. A variety of videotaped examples and practical resources will be shared.

Evidence-Based Classroom Interventions with Real World Examples

This presentation will focus on 20 topics which meet criteria for evidence-based classroom interventions. Within each topic, we'll explore real-world examples of what that looks and sounds like at the Pre-K through high school levels.

Establishing Relationships: Blending Proactive Restorative Practices into Your PBIS Framework

Come learn and practice how to embed proactive restorative practices into your existing Tier 1 PBIS framework. Leave with a draft action plan including implementation steps and evaluation tools.

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR): An Evidence-Based FBA/BIP Process for School Teams

PTR is a manualized and effective FBA/BIP process used by school teams.  Participants will learn the PTR steps and apply activities to video case examples.  PTR Tools will be provided to all participants.

Using Data and Building Systems to Effectively Implement and Align Current Practices

Secondary schools commonly adopt multiple practices/initiatives to support student success. Common practices include restorative practices, trauma-informed classrooms and others. Learn how strategic alignment of initiatives within the PBIS framework ensures greater efficiency and fidelity.

School-Wide Integration of PBIS and SEL to Promote Student Well-Being and Success

This presentation will provide an overview of the importance and benefits of integrating SEL and PBIS within a multilevel framework in schools. Implementation barriers, challenges and how to successfully integrate SEL & PBIS will be discussed.

Implementing a Systematic Tier 2 Framework: Adaptive Strategies Across K-12

The purpose of this workshop is to (a) describe the Tier 2 Identification and Intervention Framework, (b) highlight exemplar schools and (c) discuss adaptive strategies to improve fidelity, social validity, and effectiveness. 

Positive Behavior Supports at Work: Increasing Job Retention of Employees With Autism

Patterns in support intensity needs of employees with autism vary over time. We will describe how to develop and implement specific positive behavior supports in work settings to facilitate job retention of employees with autism.