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Useful References

  • Hemmeter, M. L., Fox, L., & Doubet, S. (2006). Together we can: An early childhood center’s program wide approach to addressing challenging behavior. Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series, 8, 1-14

  • Horner, R.H, Sugai, G., Todd, A.W., & Lewis-Palmer, T. (2005). Schoolwide positive behavior support. In L.M. Bambara & L. Kern (Eds.), Individualized supports for students with problem behaviors (pp. 359-390). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Positive Behavior Support: Roots, Ruts, and Recipes (A History of PBS)
Glen Dunlap, Ph.D., Research Professor, University of South Florida
Keynote Presentation at the 5th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support (March 2008)

Introduction to Positive Behavior Support and Systems Change (PDF)

Learn More About Positive Behavior Support

International Association for Positive Behavior Support
This is the international association supporting PBS.

Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
This is a peer-reviewed journal specializing in positive behavior support.

Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support Online Library
This library contains three levels. The first level contains simple introductory information about positive behavior support. The middle or Community Level provides more detailed information for individuals who are participating in PBS. The third level, the KIPBS Library contains more detailed training material for individuals who are providing training in PBS.

MTSS Behavior Resource Library
This resource library was developed as a collaborative effort from several entities throughout Kansas.

Positive Behavior Support: Evolution of an Applied Science
This article describes positive behavior support.

Positive Behavioral Support Project of the University of South Florida Facilitator Guide
This is one of many publications available through the Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Service, Florida Department of Education, designed to assist school districts, state agencies which support educational programs, and parents in the provision of special programs.

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Other Resources

Disability Connection – The Quarterly Newsletter of Disability.gov
April 2010 Edition

Welcome to Disability Connection, the newsletter of  Disability.gov. Managed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, Disability.gov provides Americans with disabilities a direct connection to the information and resources they need to fully participate in the workforce and in their communities. This newsletter will keep you informed about new developments relating to disability programs, policies and services across the federal government. It also offers timely information about the important contributions and initiatives of the 22 federal agencies that are partners to this Web site.

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns - Disability Service Maps
Disability Service Maps are provided as a resource to help individuals and organizations find resources across Kansas for a variety of needs. Many of these resources are particularly for people with disabilities. There are two versions of each resource. One is a map of Kansas counties, showing regions if applicable, with a short description of the organization and services provided, a web site address, and phone numbers for contacts across the state. The other version is the same information in written form or "text".

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
NICHCY is very pleased to offer you a wealth of information on disabilities! NICHCY stands for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. We serve the nation as a central source of information on:

  • disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth,
  • IDEA, which is the law authorizing special education,
  • No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and
  • research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
The objectives of NSTTAC are:

  • Assist State Education Agencies with collecting data on IDEA (2004) Part B State Performance Plan Indicator 13 and using these data to improve transition services;
  • Generate knowledge that provides a foundation for states to improve transition services that enhance post-school outcomes;
  • Build capacity of states and local educational agencies to implement effective transition education and services that improve post-school outcomes; and
  • Disseminate information to state personnel, practitioners, researchers, parents, and students regarding effective transition education and services that improve post-school outcomes.

NICHCY en Español
NICHCY es la sigla del Centro Nacional de Diseminación de Información para Niños con Discapacidades. Servimos al país como fuente central de información sobre:

  • las discapacidades que pueden tener los infantes, niños pre-escolares, estudiantes, y jóvenes adultos;
  • IDEA (el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades), la ley nacional de educación especial;
  • No Child Left Behind (Que Ningún Niño se Quede Atrás), por la relación que esta ley tiene con las discapacidades;
  • Información basada en la investigación sobre las prácticas educativas efectivas.

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