Future Conference Dates:

2019 - Washington, D.C. (February 20-23)
Grand Hyatt Washington

2020 - Miami (March 11-14)
Hyatt Regency Miami

2021 - Minneapolis (March 17-20)
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Welcome to the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Website.

Positive behavior support is now being implemented in a variety of places including schools, early childhood, mental health, and child welfare settings, and in organizations that provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Individuals of all ages can benefit from positive behavior support from the very young to old age. To learn more about positive behavior support, select the button below that best fits the community that you represent.

Getting Started with Positive Behavior Support

The buttons below lead to pages that tell how to get started as a leader in affecting positive behavior change for YOUR community. Whether that’s in a school, home or community, the principles of positive behavior support stay the same, but there are specific next steps that can be taken to help bring about better outcomes for all.

APBS is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The Association is made up of a very diverse group of individuals. Our members include:

  • Professionals and practitioners
  • Family members and guardians
  • Self advocates and consumers
  • Researchers and university students
  • Policy makers and advocacy rights professionals
  • Administrators, managers and trainers

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