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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is requesting proposals that focus on the lived experience of professionals who provide support for individuals on the autism spectrum to present at the 2022 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference: #PATCImplement2022.
We will be highlighting the concept of implementing Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) practices. We want to give you the opportunity to share your PBS experiences, challenges, and successes.
For the purposes of the presentations, please reference the following definition of PBS:
“Positive behavioral support (PBS) is an approach to serving people and their supporters by combining the principles of applied behavior analysis, implementation science, and other best practices. PBS is characterized by a commitment to collaboration and shared decision making based on objective information. Interventions are designed on a thorough understanding of the person and environmental influences affecting behavior. Plans are proactive, educative, and functional and focused not just on behavior change, but also on improvements in quality of life.”
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by a committee designated by ODP. We are grateful to presenters who volunteer to share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues. Thank you for your interest, time, and effort!