Seats Available! PBIS for Children and Youth with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Providers from a variety of disciplines care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders who struggle with challenging behaviors across home and school settings. This conference will provide opportunities for providers, therapists, nurses and educators to learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), an evidence-based treatment for challenging behaviors in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Date: May 15, 2017

Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: SERESC Event & Conference Center, Bedford, NH
Cost: $75
Questions? E-mail or call (603) 653-1234.
Registration: Please visit the Dartmouth-Hitchcock website to register.

The one-day conference will include two keynote presentations.

  • Morning Keynote: Doubling Down on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Context of All, George Sugai, Ph.D.
  • Afternoon Keynote: Function-based Behavior Support and Teaching for Generalized Responding for Students with Disabilities, George Sugai, Ph.D.

​About the Presenter:

George Sugai received his M.Ed. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1980 at the University of Washington. His primary areas of interests are positive behavior support (PBS), systems change, personnel preparation, behavioral disorders, social skills instruction, behavioral consultation, behavioral assessment procedures, applied behavior analysis (ABA), and strategies for effective school-wide, classroom, and individual behavior management. Currently at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Sugai is Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in Behavior Disorders and professor with tenure. Dr. Sugai has served as advisor to the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services.

Dr. Sugai has directed research grants totaling over $60 million. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, numerous monographs, and five college textbooks on effective teaching practices and ABA. Dr. Sugai’s research emphasizes effective applications of ABA principles and PBS procedures to problems found in educational contexts. The subject populations include students with severe challenging behavior, students with at-risk behaviors, and students described as having severely challenging behaviors. His recent work has focused on school-wide student populations related to school climate, culture, and leadership.

Dr. Sugai is currently co-director of the N​ational Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The Center has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices. The Center has two foci: (a) broad dissemination to schools, families, and communities about a technology of school-wide positive behavioral support that exists, and (b) demonstrations at the level of individual students, schools, districts, and states of effective and feasible implementation of school-wide positive behavioral support.