Nevada APBS Network

Purpose of the Nevada APBS Network2015-03-12 19.31.06

To extend the awareness of Positive Behavior Support in Nevada, with the ultimate purpose being to enhance the quality of life of Nevadans with disabilities and challenging behavior through directed, evidence based instruction, consultation and systematic change. Our goal is to build the capacity of families, schools and community agencies to provide sustainable, meaningful behavior support. The Nevada APBS Network facilitates the development of new partnerships with school districts, comm2015-03-13 08.51.45unity agencies and other stakeholders.

The primary purpose for establishing an APBS Network in Nevada is: (1) to give recognition and identity to the many collaborating individuals, professionals and organizations in the state that are currently engaged in activities related to positive behavior support and  (2) to strengthen our efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of P10247413_257222394449237_1580192007_nBS approaches in additional venues that could benefit from it.

The PBS-Nevada project has been supporting the state since 1999 and hopes to expand partnerships and resources to further support the community by developing an APBS – affiliated Nevada network.

Activities of the Network

The Network has put on one showcase, and was happy to partner with the Home and Community Positive Behavior Support Network and the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support for another.  In addition, we release quarterly newsletters.  You may click HERE for previous newsletters.

Join the Network!

Joining the Nevada APBS Network is easy and FREE!  Members will receive quarterly email newsletters, invitations to Network Showcases, and infrequent information regarding PBS-related activities throughout the state.

Click HERE to join the Network.

 

The Association for Positive Behavior Support

The Nevada APBS Network is recognized by the Association for Positive Behavior Support as an APBS Network.

The Association for Positive Behavior Support 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

(Source: www.apbs.org)

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