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.
Registration is now open! Learn more about the 2024 conference in Chicago, IL
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.
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What's New at APBS
The APBS Board of Directors endorses the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America
The APBS Board of Directors has endorsed the Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America. Although APBS is not an advocacy group, the board understands the importance of the negative effects of gun violence in our communities, schools, families, and individuals. APBS is dedicated to implementing durable and evidence-based
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 Positive behavior support is rooted in a history of disability rights.The field of positive
In the past few months, APBS has been actively engaged with colleagues from kindred behavioral science organizations in exploring the establishment of a Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations. Read more about the work APBS is doing to establish a Coalition of Behavior Science Organizations.
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.