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PBS Links Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder

The links below are intended to help you navigate among the pages related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The references or source material associated with the references on this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by APBS.

Examples of PBS Plans

Click here to read about Aaron’s PBS Plan

Alex’s PBS Plan

Click here to learn about Britney’s PBS plan

Click here to learn about Hannah’s PBS plan

Research-based Case Study Summaries

The following vignettes come from peer-reviewed research articles or chapters found in the literature related to providing behavior interventions for individuals with challenging behavior. These summaries are intended to provide ideas for validated intervention strategies that are implemented in the field. While these vignettes are helpful in learning more about positive behavior support strategies, they are only intended to be examples. All PBS plans should start with person-centered planning and functional behavioral assessment. The functional behavioral assessment is used to identify interventions that are based on the function maintaining the behavior and that are individualized for the person receiving support. Please gather valuable information from these vignettes, while being cautious not to over-generalize to all individuals who engage in challenging behavior.

Intervention Case Study 1


Horner, R.H., Albin, R.W., Sprague, J.R., & Todd, A.W. Positive behavior support. In M. E. Snell & F. Brown (Eds.), Instruction of students with severe disabilities (5th ed) (pp. 207-243). Upper Saddle River: NJ: Merrill

Intervention Case Study 2


Durand, M.V. (2004). Description of a sleep-restriction program to reduce bedtime disturbances and night waking. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 6, 83-91.

Intervention Case Study 3


Stiebel, D. (1998). Promoting augmentative communication during daily routines: A problem solving intervention. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 1, 159-169

Intervention Case Study 4


Reeve, C. E., & Carr, E. G. (2000). Prevention of severe behavior problems in children with developmental disorders. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2, 144-160.

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