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Clemson University's College of Education is a transformative leader in systematically improving education, beginning at birth. We train teachers, counselors and leaders for P-12 schools; prepare counselors to serve in communities; train student affairs practitioners, administrators and faculty to serve in higher education; and prepare training and development specialists for business and industry. But we do even more. We engage tomorrow’s educators in high-quality research and professional learning that will help them make a difference in the world.
The College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) prepares students, scholars, human service providers, policy makers, and other professionals to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations and to promote positive change in individuals, groups, communities, organizations and systems. Through multidisciplinary teaching and research, service, and engagement with community partners, the CBCS focuses on the rigorous development, dissemination/implementation, and analysis of innovative solutions to the complex challenges that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, populations, and communities in which we live. The CBCS houses six undergraduate, nine master's, and five doctoral programs across seven academic departments/schools. The CBCS is the home of the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, one of the largest behavioral health research and training institutes in the country as well as 19 specialized Research Centers and Institutes.
The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) at the University of South Florida was established in October 2005 through a University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service grant award from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities. Through leadership in research and evaluation, theory, policy, capacity building, and practice the FCIC is committed to developing a range of supports and services in the areas of Community Supports, Early Childhood, Transition, Education, Employment, Health, Interdisciplinary Training, Public Policy, and Cultural Competence.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Project is part of the Department of Child and Family Studies of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida, and is funded by the State of Florida, Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), through federal assistance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA), Part B. The mission ofthe FLPBIS:MTSS Project is to increase the capacity of Florida's school districts to use team-based planning and problem-solving to implement PBIS within a multi-tiered system of support.
Founded 60 years ago, May Institute is among the largest, most respected, and innovative nonprofit organizations of its kind in the United States. The Institute provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. As the Northeast regional partner to the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), May Institute offers technical assistance and consultation to implement school- and district-wide PBIS strategies across school systems. The Institute is also a leading expert in providing school and home-based consultation services, behavioral support, and special education management strategies to public schools. With headquarters in Massachusetts, May Institute provides services in more than a dozen states.
The McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania was established within the College of Education to prepare future educators to become fluent in comprehension and application of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Additionally, successful advancement of pre-service teachers is fostered via the Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) ensuring consistent standards for professionalism and achievement among education majors. The McDowell Institute provides educators with strategies, practices and experiences to effectively support the academic, social and emotional growth of all students.
The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (LSI) at the University of Kansas was created in 1990 out of the Kansas Bureau of Child Research. Today it is one of the largest and most highly regarded human development and disabilities research centers in the country. The LSI brings together scientists of diverse disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, speech pathology, sociology, education, biology, pharmacology, physiology and medicine to study human development from its genetic origins through the final stages of life. The Life Span Institute's 12 centers have more than 130 programs and projects active at any one time in Kansas as well as other states.