Positive Behavior Supports
Autism Society of Washington provides trainings and resources for families and professionals. An annual conference provides speakers and resources on best practices. Call (888) ASW 4 YOU or visit www.autismsocietyofwa.org.
The Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior is a research institute through the University of South Florida that provides resources, materials, and presentations (downloadable) on positive behavior supports for young children. It is a great resource for early childhood professionals and parents of children up to the age of eight. Resources/support for families/individuals with developmental disabilities. See www.challengingbehavior.org.
Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Washington is dedicated to assisting families in implementing behavioral programs. FEAT is a strong advocate for intensive early behavioral intervention based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. The site has a family resource guide for the greater Seattle area. See www.featwa.org.
Intervention Central has resources for families and professionals, including the Behavior Report Card Maker, guides on interventions and strategies; and information and tools for data collection. See www.interventioncentral.org.
National Institute on Mental Health provides on-line publications on a variety of topics as well as information on national resources and supports. www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications.
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has a free publication for families and educators on Teaching Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Best Practices, Guide to Intervention Handbook. See www.k12.wa.us.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a website funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Education Department. Includes Resource Guide for Educators, Resource Guide for Families, and Power Point presentation for Families on Positive Behavior Supports. See www.pbis.org.
Washington State Special Education Training for All (WSSETA) provides six hour workshops for families and professionals, including a workshops on Discipline and Positive Behaviors. Clock hours are available for educators and a small donation is requested for handout materials. Call 253-588-0637 or visit www.washingtonea.org.