Assoication for Positive Behavior Support. 7th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 25-27, 2010 St. Louis MO. The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values and Vision

The 2010 APBS Conference is sponsored by:

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania - College of Professional Studies

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The College of Professional Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania offers undergraduate and/or graduate programs in nursing, health sciences, teacher education, speech pathology, audiology, education of the deaf/hard of hearing, interpreting for the deaf/hardof hearing and reading specialist. The mission of the College is to prepare exemplary professionals and scholars in the field of education and health-related programs who demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions as reflective practitioners in a diverse and technologically complex world.
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Division of Applied Research & Educational Support (DARES) Department of Child & Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute University of South Florida

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The Louis de la Parte Mental Health Institute was created over 25 years ago by the Florida Legislature to expand knowledge about how best to serve mental health needs of Florida's citizens. The Institute uses applied research techniques to understand practical problems and develop and disseminate state-of-the-art technology and knowledge to improve human services. The Institute seeks to increase awareness of issues in mental health and improve the formulation and implementation of public policy. Much of our research is available to the public via online or print publications.

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities

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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. Website:

Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project

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Florida's Positive Behavior 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 of Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project is to Increase the capacity of Florida's school districts to address problem behaviors using Positive Behavior Support. Website:


The OSEP-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports

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The OSEP-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for

learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools. Website:

The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies

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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. Website:

University of Oregon, Educational and Community Supports (ECS)

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ECS is a research unit within the College of Education at the University of Oregon that has operated since 1972. ECS focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, doable and scientifically substantiated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Federal and state funded projects support research, teaching, dissemination and technical assistance activities. Research groups affiliated with ECS currently focus on positive behavior support, inclusive schools, transition, and adult services. Website: