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Ignite Session 1

Agenda Number: G6

Facilitator: Amber Maki, Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN


This ignite session will be of interest to families, practitioners, and educators alike as we highlight theory and practice issues in home and community applications of PBS, including the foundations of our field, empowerment of parents, systems and alignment of support, and community integration.

  • A Pillar of PBS: Todd Risley’s “Get A Life” 20 Years Strong, Sherry Adam and Victoria Hatch, CBI Consultants, Ltd, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Empowering Parents With Strategies to Support Student Behavior at Home, Sarah Cole, Emily Elliott, Whitney Fleming, and Robin Parks Ennis, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • County-Wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Team-Based Implementation of Person-Centered Practices and PBS, Erin Watts, Jessica Simacek, and Rachel Freeman, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Dani Dunphy and Laura Birnbaum, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, Duluth, MN
  • Research and Peer-Mediated Interventions to Improve Outcomes for College Students With Autism, Erin Engstrom and Daina Tagavi, UCSB Koegel Autism Center, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Taking PBIS to Healthcare: Psychological Flexibility as a Guide for Population-Based Care, Sean O’Dell, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA; Cody Hostutler, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH; Imad Zaheer, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
  • Positive Parent Contact: Can This Strategy Improve Classroom Behavior and Parent-Teacher Relationships?, Sarah Fefer and Ashley Thoma, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA; Meme Hieneman, Positive Behavior Support Applications, Palm Harbor, FL

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Seaport Ballroom C

Start Time:

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am