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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Is It Really Positive Behavior Support? LIMITED

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The Positive Behavior Support (PBS) model of intervention is ?best practice? in respectful behavior support. A cottage industry is developing in the area of supporting individuals with problem behavior. Some entrepreneurs/consultants are marketing their services as PBS experts without the knowledge or skills to provide this model of support. Presenters will provide an overview of the Standards of Practice for Individual PBS. Strategies for using these standards to evaluate the skills of potential employees/consultants, the quality of PBS services, training programs etc. will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, tell their stories, and discuss the standards. OBJECTIVES: As a result of the session participants will be able to: 1. Locate PBS Standards of practice and other PBS resources The Standards of Practice are comprehensive & address all components of PBS assessment and intervention, the values driving these practices and the knowledge and skills required for practitioners to claim ?expertise? in this model. Participants will receive copies of the general categories of practices in the standards and links to the full comprehensive standards and other PBS resources. 2. Use Standards of Practice to: ? assess the skills of potential employees/consultants, ? evaluate the quality of PBS services families, self-advocates, educators and service providers or individuals they support have received, ? evaluate inservice training or university programs ? guide development of training or certificate programs ? discuss the differences between ABA and PBS models of intervention ? articulate specific PBS assessment and intervention strategies The PBS model of behavior support is consistent with TASH values and priorities. It is respectful of the individual and those around him or her, is applicable across diverse backgrounds and perspectives, promotes active participation in inclusive environments, and positively impacts all aspects of life across the life span. The work of the TASH Positive Approaches committee has been an important influence in the development of the PBS model and advocacy for availability PBS practices to ALL who may need behavioral support. Long-time TASH members were instrumental in the development of both the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) and the PBS Standards of Practice for supporting individuals whose disabling conditions include problem behavior. This session is consistent with this year?s conference theme, ?Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,? acknowledging TASH's 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life.


Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am
Pearl 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201