The First International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is proud to announce the keynote speakers for this landmark conference:
“Applied Behavior Analysis as a Necessary, but Not Sufficient, Component in the Past and Future of Positive Behavior Support”
Todd R. Risley, Ph.D. – Dr. Risley is known for his pioneering work in speech shaping and behavior modification with children with autism and other severe disabilities, for his continuing work on how children learn to talk, and on living and learning environments for children and adults. Dr. Risley currently serves as Professor of Psychology at the University of Alaska and Senior Scientist at the Lifespan Institute at the University of Kansas. Dr. Risley was a founding Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and, 30 years later, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Support. He has been the President of both the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy and the Behavior Analysis Division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Risley has also served as Director of Alaska’s Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.
“Extending Positive Behavior Support to Whole Schools: Sustainable Implementation”
George Sugai, Ph.D. - George Sugai is a Professor in Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Dr. Sugai conducts applied school and classroom research and works with schools to translate research into practice. He is currently co-director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the Research and Demonstration Center on Schoolwide Behavior Support at the University of Oregon. He brings expertise in positive and effective behavioral support, classroom and behavior management, school-wide discipline, functional assessment-based behavior support planning, and educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Robert H. Horner, Ph.D. - Professor of Special Education at the University of Oregon, Dr. Horner brings a 25-year history of research and systems change efforts related to school reform and positive behavior support. During the past 10 years Dr. Horner has directed projects working directly with schools and school administrators in the development of systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support. He has directed over $20 million in federal grants, and currently co-directs the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the OSEP Research and Demonstration Center on School-wide Behavior Support. Dr. Horner also co-directs the Positive Behavior Research and Support unit at the University of Oregon.
The First International Conference on Positive Behavior Support will be held March 27-29, 2003 in Orlando, Florida. The conference, to be held at the Radisson Hotel Orlando, is the first event to bring together such a diverse span of topics and concerns related to positive behavior support.
Call for Papers:
The conference is currently accepting papers that address research, practice, applications and related issues surrounding positive behavior support. The deadline for submitting proposals to present at the conference is September 6, 2002. For further information about the call for papers, please visit the website or contact Cindy Hipple.
Registration will open in the fall of 2002, with on-line registration available through the conference website. The advance conference registration fee is $125.00 for those that register before March 7, 2003. After March 7, the registration fee will be $150.00. Half and full-day Skill Building Workshops are also available for an additional charge. For more information regarding registration and the conference agenda, visit the conference website . For specific inquiries, contact Cindy Hipple.
Conference hosted by: The Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES) of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.
Conference sponsored by: The NIDRR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Positive Behavior Support, the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, and Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project.
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