APBS 2014 International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
If you attend only one conference
this year, make it the
MARCH 5 – 8, 2014
Pre-conference March 5
Hyatt Regency Chicago
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Early Bird Deadline: January 21, 2014
2 11th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
The Eleventh International Conference on Positive
ehavior Support will feature over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building work
shops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and
intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects
of Positive Behavior Support. Presentations and workshops will focus on opics including:
• Individual Student Supports
• Middle and High School
• School-wide Systems
• District and State
• Mental Health
• Ethics, Policy and
Best Practices in PBS
• Research Topics and
Children and Adults at Risk
• Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers yndrome
• Early Childhood Intervention
• Individual Supports
• Positive Behavior for Adults
Who Should Attend
• Behavior Analysts
• Behavior Specialists
• Early Interventionists
• Educators/Special Educators
• Family Support Personnel
• Parents/Family Members
• Social Workers
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Susan Barrett is the Director of the
PBIS Regional Training and Technical
Assis ance Center at Sheppard Pratt
Health System. She has a Masters in
Counseling Psychology and certification
in Special Edu ation, having served as a teacher, adc
ministrator and coordinator with Sheppard Pratt
Health System since 1993. Susan is working with the
OSEP Technical Assis ance Center on PBIS as an imt
plementer partner. She assists with large-scale implementation of SW-PBS by providing training and technical assistance to states and districts across the country. She works with Johns Hopkins University to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff and
school communities and serves on the Association of
Positive Behavior Support’s Board of Directors.
More recently, Susan was hired to direct the training
and technical assistance portion of the Maryland Safe
and Supportive Schools grant (MDS3). Within the
three-tiered logic of PBIS, MDS3 provides high
schools with technical assistance to support systematic
selection, implementation and monitoring of evidencebased practices that address substance use, student engagement (truancy), school violence and bullying.
She has also been co-leading the development of the
Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health
and PBIS expansion effort as well as serving on a National Coaching workgroup to develop systems coaching materials, tools and curriculum.
Susan has published in the areas of large-scale adoption of SW-PBS, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier
system development, and adoption of evidence-based
practices in schools.
Lucille Eber, Ed.D.
Lucille Eber, Ed.D., is the Director of
the Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network,
sponsored by the Illinois State Board of
Education. This Network coordinates
technical assistance and evaluation related to schoolwide PBIS in over 1,800 Illinois schools and includes
implementation of wraparound and interagency initia-
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tives for students with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. As a collaborative partner with the
U.S. Department of Education’s National PBIS Center,
Dr. Eber also acilitates PBIS implementation and
training plans for states and school districts across the
country. Dr. Eber is a former board member of both the
Illi ois Federation of Families (IFF), and the National
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
(FFCCMH) and the Association for Positive Behavior
She regularly publishes articles and chapters on
wraparound, interagency systems of care and schoolwide positive behavior supports.
• Glen Dunlap, University of South Florida, Reno, NV
• Tim Knoster, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
• Catherine Bradshaw, University of Virginia,
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Registration for Wednesday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reception/Poster Session
Friday, March 7, 2014
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
Saturday, March 8, 2014
8 a.m. – Noon
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Morning Half-day Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Full-day Workshops
Agenda is subject to change.
All breakout sessions are scheduled for 75 minutes unless
For complete registration information, online
registration and printable copies of the registration
form, go to www.apbs.org and click on the
conference link in the menu on the left side.
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Saturday, March 8
BCBA and Graduate Credits
Credits other than those noted below will not be
ffered at the conference this year.
APBS Skill-building Workshops will be held in the
morning on aturday, March 8. These participatory
workshops are led by professionals who are making
ignificant contributions to the successful application
of PBS. Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary to ensure you are able to attend the workshop of
Half-day Workshop: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SWK 107 – Leading and Coaching the Implementation of an Integrated Problem Solving Process
Brian Gaunt, Clark Dorman and Amanda March,
niversity of South Florida, Tampa, FL
A core element of a Multi-tiered System of Supports is
a comprehensive data system and data-based problem
solving process. This workshop will highlight how leadership and coaching are essential for implementing effective data utilization practices.
Full-day Workshops: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SWK 108 – Classroom Management Strategies
for All Three Levels Using Contingencies,
Rewards and Interventions
Laura Riffel, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Participants will leave with classroom management
strategies at the universal, targeted group, and intensive
need levels. Interventions from schools all over the world
will be shared along with success stories and examples.
SWK 109 – Team Initiated Problem Solving II
(TIPS II) Workshop
Anne Todd, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
Dale Cusumano, University of North Carolina,
Charlotte, NC; Diane LaMaster, Illinois PBIS Network,
LaGrange Park, IL
The TIPS II Training Curriculum will be used to teach
teams critical skills for implementing TIPS when using
Office Discipline Referral (SWIS) data. Participants
will work in teams to use TIPS with simulated data.
A Certificate of Attendance will be available at the end
of the conference for those wishing to submit contact
hours to your professional development organization.
The Certificate can be picked up at the registration desk
on the last day of the conference.
BCBA Type 2 Credits
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
designates this conference for a maximum of 27 continuing education unit hours (3.5 hours for
March 5, 16.5 hours for March 6-7 and 7 hours for
March 8). Each attendee should claim only those credit
hours that were actually spent in the educational activity (session, workshop, poster session).
Permission is being sought for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (Type 2 credits) from the Behavior Analyst
BCBA Credits will be offered for $5 per hour. All
ecessary paperwork will be available at the conference.
A list of sessions approved for BCBA credits will be
posted on the website closer to the conference.
Portland State University Graduate Credit
Attend the 2014 Annual APBS Conference in Chicago,
Illinois from March 5–8, 2014 and earn one or two
graduate credits through the Continuing Education
Department of Portland State University’s Graduate
School of Education.
Tuition: $75 for 1 credit | $130 for 2 credits
Registration: Look for the PSU information table at
Requirements: Assignment instructions will be available at the conference. All papers must be submitted by
Friday, April 25th, 2014 to Professor Randall De Pry at
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Grades, Receipts, and Transcripts: The course above
will be graded Spring Term 2014. Grades will be available on the PSU website on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.
For instructions on accessing your grade, obtaining a
receipt, or getting transcripts, visit http://www.pdx.
More Information: To request a copy of the assignment
instructions or to get information about partnering
with PSU to offer credit for your school or district’s
professional development activities, contact Julie Wolleck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APBS Family Member
APBS Student Member
(on or before
(on or before
US $ 0
Full Conference Registration: The registration fee for
the 11th International Conference on Positive Behavior
Support includes admission to all break-out sessions,
the conference reception/poster session and conference
materials. The registration fee does not include meals.
Your registration form must be received (not postmarked) on or before the dates specified below to
eceive the reduced rate.
APBS Student and APBS Family Registration: APBS
Student Members and APBS Family Members are entitled to the same privileges as full conference registrants. Students are required to present valid identification at the time of registration if purchasing Student
Skill-building Workshop Registration: (Workshops
will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 5th and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 8:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8th.)
Separate registration for Skill-building Workshops is
required. Attendees may register for Skill-building
Workshops only or can register for workshops in addi-
tion to either of the registration types listed above. The
Skill-building Workshop registration includes admission to the workshop, a copy of the Workshop notes,
and a copy of the conference program.
Please note: Each Workshop requires a separate fee and
ticket. Pre-registration is advised, as there will be no
wait list for sold out Workshops. In addition, Workshop notes are not available for purchase. Please be sure
to register for only ONE Wednesday and/or One Saturday Workshop.
All Workshops are subject to cancellation if minimum
attendance numbers are not met. Registrants of cancelled Workshops will have the option of attending another Workshop or receiving a full refund of the Workshop registration fee.
Skill-building Workshop Registration Fees
AND SATURDAY SKILL-BUILDING
WORKSHOP FEE TYPE
US $75 US $110
APBS Student/APBS Family Member
US $50 US $90
US $110 US $150
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Reservation link to receive conference rates:
If you call the hotel to reserve your room, please state
that you will be attending the Association for Positive
ehavior Support Conference. The Hyatt Regency
Chicago must eceive eservations by no later than
Monday, February 3, 2014. After this date, the balance
of the rooms will be eleased back to the hotel.
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*Plus applicable taxes
Pre-conference, Wed., March 5 and
Skill-building Workshops, Sat. March 8
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MARCH 5 – 8, 2014
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