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Meme Hieneman Tribute

Dr. Meme Hieneman

It is with great sadness that we share that Meme Hieneman passed away Thursday August 5. Our hearts go out to her devoted family and to all of those whose life she has touched. Meme's life work as a scholar, educator, and consultant focused on supporting families of children with disabilities. Meme’s vision and commitment to excellence established Home and Community Positive Behavior Support (HCPBS) in 2015 with a group of volunteers who valued the foundations of PBS using the science of applied behavior analysis and Person Centered practices in messy settings, like family’s homes and group homes, streets, restaurants and all of the places where life happens when you are not in school. Meme was driven towards excellence and placed high expectations for HCPBS in developing and disseminating academically sound products and reaching family members and direct support providers in ways that work for them. She’s also the proud mom of two young adults. Meme will be greatly missed by the PBS community.

Seeking Nominations for the Annual Ted Carr Awards

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is seeking nominations for the 2022 Ted Carr Initial Researcher Award and the 2022 Ted Carr Practitioner Award. Nominations will be accepted through August 15, 2021. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2022 APBS Conference in San Diego, CA and will be guaranteed an invited presentation slot. Both awards include a $500 honorarium to help with travel costs to the conference, free conference registration, and a one-year paid renewal of APBS membership. More information

APBS Statement on Racial Injustice

We stand united with individuals, families, communities, and organizations across the United States and around the world demanding fundamental institutional change to end systemic racism, police violence, and inequitable treatment of people that have been historically oppressed.

Read the entire APBS Statement on Racial Justice

APBS Positive Behavior Support at Home wins 2020 Gold Telly Award

APBS video: Positive Behavior Support at Home won a gold award at this year’s Telly Awards in the category of General Online.

APBS Student Network Webinar: How To Be a Productive Writer

Watch the APBS Student Network Webinar: How To Be a Productive Writer

Mental Health During COVID-19

In these confusing and unpredictable times, we should follow NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) and NASN (National Association of School Nurses) guidelines to support children “without causing undue alarm.”

Mental Health During COVID-19 (PDF)

The APBS Board of Directors endorses the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America

The APBS Board of Directors has endorsed the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America. Although APBS is not an advocacy group, the board understands the importance of the negative effects of gun violence in our communities, schools, families, and individuals. APBS is dedicated to implementing durable and evidence-based solutions to a range of problems in society.

Read the entire call for action to prevent gun violence in the United States of America

Shared Values and Guiding Principles of the Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations

In the past few months, APBS has been actively engaged with colleagues from kindred behavioral science organizations in exploring the establishment of a Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations.

Read more about the work APBS is doing to establish a Coalition of Behavior Science Organizations

Featured: APBS Interactive Tutorial: Individualized Positive Behavior Support, Dr. Meme Hieneman

This interactive tutorial provides an overview of individualized positive behavior support through three case studies. Learn about Tori, Manny, and Elliott's experience with positive behavior support, listen to detailed narratives, and participate in brief quizzes to test your knowledge.

Go to the interactive webinar on Indivdualized Positive Behavior Support