Public Awareness & Dissemination (PAD)
Description of Committee
The Public Awareness and Dissemination (PAD) Committee is tasked with sharing information with the public and APBS members. The primary outlets include APBS.org, social media accounts (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn), the APBS newsletter, and APBS Podcast.
List of members and how to get involved
Kaci Ellis, Muna Khalif, Jodie Soracco, Alyssa Andress, Randy De Pry, Danielle Empson-Shultz, Rachel Freeman, Nikki Grassley-Boy, Gretchen Hess, Jennifer Jeffrey-Pearsall, Shiralee Poed, Kiki McGough, Marney Pollack, Imad Zaheer.
PAD meetings occur on the 1st Friday of every month at 11:30am Eastern Time. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to join the PAD meetings.
Sample of work occurring and resources
The APBS Podcast
The APBS Podcast, we Put the “A” in the Association for Positive Behavior Support launched in the Fall of 2021. It is hosted by PAD members, Muna Khalif and Tanya Misgen. The goal of the podcast is to provide access to evidence-based and effective positive behavior support practices related to the Association’s Mission, Vision, and Equity commitment.
The podcast focuses on promoting equity and inclusion across all areas of positive behavior support related to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities, working on changing systems, and historical information on positive behavior supports. For example, two of the most sought-after available episodes focus on the Association’s mission and commitment to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and what Equity means to positive behavior support.
The APBS Podcast is available on a variety of platforms including the APBS website, APBS social media accounts, and anywhere podcasting streams are available. Episodes are also accessible to screen readers.