Welcome to APBS

The Association for Positive Behavior Support is a multidisciplinary organization made up of professionals (teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators), family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of positive behavior support within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems (e.g., entire schools, organizations), for small groups, and for individuals with complex needs for support.

APBS Conference

APBS: 21st International Conference on Positive Behavior Support: The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values and Vision, March 3 - March 9, Chicago, IL

In Person attendance for APBS2024 is over, but you can still join the fun. Register Now for On Demand access to the recorded sessions.  Learn more here.

The votes are in for the PBIS Film Festival–take a look at the results!

APBS Commitment to Equity

After receiving recent inquiries and much group- and self-reflection, the Association for Positive Behavior Support would like for you to read our new response statement and continued commitment to our mission as an organization supporting all families, students, stakeholders and educators.
Read our commitment to equity statement

Get Engaged with APBS

Become a Member

Enhance the quality of life of people across the life-span by joining over 1400 researchers, professionals, and family members to promote evidence-based positive behavior support.


Attend our Conference

APBS’ International Conference on Positive Behavior Support features over 150 oral presentations, posters, pre-conference and skill-building workshops highlighting empirical findings, assessment and intervention methods, current topics, and other aspects of Positive Behavior Support (PBS).


Join a Network

Find an APBS Network consisting of like-minded professionals, practitioners, and family members in your region or a network corresponding to your area of positive behavior support practice. APBS Networks span the globe, from the U.S.A and Canada, to Europe, Asia, and Australia.

What's New at APBS

APBS Celebrates Black History Month

“My perspective on social justice and equity has been shaped by witnessing the systemic injustices faced by people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized groups. I’ve seen how racial disparities manifest in access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. These disparities are not just statistics to me; they represent the lived experiences of my family,

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APBS Statement on Racial Injustice

We stand united with individuals, families, communities, and organizations across the United States and around the world demanding fundamental institutional change to end systemic racism, police violence, and inequitable treatment of people that have been historically oppressed. Read the entire APBS Statement on Racial Justice

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APBS and Positive Behavior Support: Overview Videos and Information

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.

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