The 13th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, San Francisco, California, March 23-26, 2016

APBS 2017 Conference Supporters

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida

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 Colorado Department of Education

The Office of Learning Supports at the Colorado Department of Education focuses on professional development related to Colorado’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (CO-MTSS). CO-MTSS is a prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based problem solving for improving the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices.

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities

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.

Florida's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Project

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.

May Institute

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: College of Education at Bloomsburg University

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.

Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

The mission of the Neag School of Education is leadership, scholarship, inquiry, and service. We work to develop students with strong ethical standards into educators, clinicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars, and leaders dedicated to improving education, health and wellness for all children and adults. By so doing, we strive to improve and enhance the quality of life in our ever-changing society.

The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies

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.

University of Virginia Curry School of Education

The University of Virginia Curry School of Education is ranked among the nation’s top 25 graduate schools of education. To its 1,860 students the school offers degree programs in education policy and research, preK-12 teaching, school leadership, school counseling, clinical and school psychology, health and physical education and other human resources professions. The Curry School is a source of rigorous, yet practical, education research that supports positive youth development, the quality of classroom teaching and the decision making of district, state and national leaders.