Call for Papers
The APBS Conference Committee invites you to submit a presentation for the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, March 28-30, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA. The theme is "The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision." Notification of selection will be sent by email at the end of October. If you do not receive notification at that time please contact Ilene Page.
|Dates to Remember
|September 7, 2012
||Deadline for receipt of presentations
|Late October, 2012
||Notification of selection
|Late December 2012
||Notification to oral presenters of presentation time
|February 18, 2013
||Deadline for registration and housing of all presenters
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The APBS Conference Committee will be accepting submissions online for oral presentations and posters. Please indicate during the submission process whether your presentation is a Strategies/Tools, Conceptual, or Research-based presentation.
In order to provide attendees with a broad array of presenters and presentation topics, the Conference Committee will limit the number of oral or poster presentations given by any one presenter.
||Role in presentation
|One poster and one oral presentation
|One poster or oral w/a co-presenter(s)
|Up to 2 oral or poster presentations
||Not as lead presenter
|Note: Invited, Featured, keynote and Workshop presentations do not count towards the total for any speaker.
In addition, any presenter of multiple poster sessions is required to have a representative to station each of the posters submitted. One presenter will not be allowed to cover multiple posters, as participants want to discuss each of the posters with a presenter.
- Oral presentations are 75 minutes in length and will occur at various times during the conference on March 28th and 29th. You may present one topic the entire time or may choose to have multiple topics and presenters within your presentation. For example, you might have 3 presenters and a discussion all focused around a topic area (e.g., interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism). Oral presenters are not supplied with any audiovisual equipment. Those requiring audiovisual equipment are responsible for their own equipment or working with the hotel AV staff at their own cost.
- Posters will be presented in conjunction with the conference reception. Each presentation is provided with an 8' x 30" table. A 36" x 48" presentation board on which to display a summary of the presentation will be furnished on request. Poster presenters are not supplied with any audiovisual equipment or electrical access. Those requiring audiovisual equipment are responsible for their own equipment or working with the hotel AV staff at their own cost. Additionally, electrical access can be obtained by the presenter directly through the hotel at their own cost.
- If the focus of your presentation is to showcase a product (materials, books, videos, or consultation services) for sale, the appropriate forum is our exhibitor section. You may not conduct a presentation with the purpose of marketing or selling your product. Exhibitors tables are available in a specific high traffic area of the conference on both Thursday and Friday (March 28 & 29). Information on becoming an APBS exhibitor is available here. Note- The APBS Conference Committee will respond to reports of presenters selling materials, books, videos, or consultation services by excluding such presenters from future conference presentations.
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During the submission process you will be asked to select the topic area or areas that best represent your submission. You may select more than one topic area but will be asked to select the "primary area"-the one that is the best match. Topic areas include the following general areas: school-related, developmental disabilities/individuals at risk, and strands that cross multiple areas. Pick a topic within one or more of these general areas.
- Academics - Presentations in this strand demonstrate how PBS affects the academic success of students
within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or response to intervention (RtI), a systems approach for preventing
academic failure and promoting student success. Particular emphasis is placed on integrating efforts focused on academic
achievement within a comprehensive system of positive behavior support
- Classroom - Presentations in this strand focus on how the principles and technology of PBS are
implemented within classroom settings.
- Individual Students - This strand emphasizes the use of PBS to support individual students within
a school. The focus is on one or more specific students, rather than the school system.
- Middle and High School - The Middle and High School strand provides conceptual and practical
information about the unique challenges in application of positive behavior support in secondary 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 across multiple schools in
districts and states.
- Targeted Group - The Targeted Group strand provides examples and information about interventions,
outcomes, progress monitoring systems and systems change that can promote effective implementation of Tier 2/supplemental
- Developmental Disabilities/Individuals at Risk
- Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome - Presentations in this strand highlight best
practices in supporting individuals within Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers Syndrome. Some presentations highlight
empirical findings; others focus on technical assistance or model demonstrations
- Community - Presentations in this strand will address the application of PBS in diverse community
environments for individuals with and without disabilities. Particular emphasis may be placed on evaluating a complex
community system and the impact of PBS
- Early Childhood - The Early Childhood strand includes presentations about systems change efforts,
research, and case study presentations related to young children (birth the age 5)and PBS implementation
- Individual Supports -The Individual Supports strand includes presentations that focus on implementing
PBS plans with children and adults in work, home and community settings
- Positive Behavior Supports for Adults - Presentations designed to highlight positive behavior
supports for adults to live, work, and be a member of their community
- Multi-cultural - This strand describes the implementation of PBS in other countries. Also included
are presentations that are related to cultural diversity and PBS implementation in the United States
- Families - Family members interested in how PBS is implemented within home and community settings
will find a variety of useful presentations in this strand
- 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 is implemented within Mental
- Training - This strand focuses on strategies for supporting professionals, family, and community
members effectively as they learn to implement PBS
- Ethics, Policy and Best Practice in PBS - This strand has emerged based upon submissions from
presenters. The topics covered in this strand include important issues related to best practice and fidelity of positive
behavior support facilitation.
- Research Topics - This strand is specifically designed to share information about research efforts
The APBS Conference Committee reserves the right to allocate your presentation to either oral presentation or poster session and to vary the chosen strand, depending on the number and type of submissions received.
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Formatting Your Submission
Before submitting your presentation online, please review the following guidelines
- Title: Enter the FULL TITLE of your abstract EXACTLY as it appears in your proposal. This will be used for printing in the final program and on the website schedule. The title of your presentation should be no more than 12 words. Please capitalize the first letter of each word and do not put a period at the end of the title. Your title should be as descriptive as possible; it should give attendees a good idea about your topic.
- Abstract: Can be cut pasted into the submission site from a Word document - limit 450 words
- Summary: Please provide a 35-word summary. It will be included in the Conference Program and the website Agenda.
- APBS is committed to the use of person first language throughout all correspondence including the website, conference media, and any business emails. This means that presenters must use person first language when they submit their conference proposals including titles, abstracts, and session descriptions. Person first language puts the person before the disability or category. Examples of person first language include "she has autism"as opposed to "she is autistic," "he receives special education" versus "he is a special ed. Kid(Snow, 2009)." For more information go to http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/images/PDF/pfl-sh09.pdf.
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Presentation Submission Process
When you click on the link below to submit your presentation, you will first be asked to register your details with the submission system. The password that you choose and your email address will be used to log into the submission system when your presentation is completed and ready to send.
The presentation submission period closed Septembr 7, 2012
On completion of your presentation submission and having answered all the mandatory questions, your presentation will be assigned a reference number and you will be sent an email confirming receipt of your presentation. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Ilene Page
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