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Information about innovative behavioral support programs to help people with problem behavior live high-quality lives in the home, school, and community.

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (49 Products)
Electronic Media (17 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (12 Products)
Other (2 Products)
People Who Can Help (4 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries - Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults
This book teaches young people ways to keep track of their feelings and behaviors. It may be especially helpful to people who have Asperger's syndrome.
A Practical Guide to Assessing Medical Issues Associated with Behaviorial/Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - 2011
This book is about the possible interaction between medication and behavior problems.
A Practical Guide to Assessing Medical Issues Associated with Behavorial/Psychiatric Problems in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
This book explains how medical issues may cause behavioral issues.
Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities
This workbook is made for the parents of children with disabilities. It has many ideas to help kids control their behavior.
Aggression and Other Disruptive Behavioral Challenges: Biomedical and Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment
This book helps readers think carefully about why a person may become aggressive and describes many ways to support a person in stopping such behavior.
Antecedent Assessment and Interventions
A book about how to provide care for individuals with developmental disabilities who have challenging behavior.
Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns - Revised and Expanded Ed
This book explains the "whys" and "hows" behind unusual or challenging behavior in persons who have Asperger syndrome.
Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by an Autism Consultant and Mom
This book explains the joys and challenges of parenting a child who has autism.
Behavioral Consultation with Consumers with Dual Diagnosis & Their Support Systems
This CD is about designing ongoing support systems for people who have both intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns.
Behavioral Outcomes of Deinstitutionalization for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of Studies Conducted Between 1980 and 1999
This is a Policy Research Brief by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota. It is a summary of the research studies showing changes in people's behavior after they left institutions.
Challenging Behavior and Developmental Disability
This textbook is about how to support people who have difficult behavior.
Contemporary Issues in Intellectual Disabilities
This academic book is about many topics affecting people with intellectual disabilities.
Criminal Offenders with Mental Retardation: Risk Assessment and the Continuum of Community-Based Treatment Programs
This book has ideas about the best ways to support people with criminal backgrounds in community settings.
Crisis: Prevention and Response in the Community
This book provided a look at crisis services for people with developmental disabilities and how they impact the surrounding community.
Designing Positive Behavior Support Plans (Second edition)
This book outlines how to design positive behavior support plans for students with disabilities. It is written for providers, parents and students
Dr. Thompson's Straight Talk on Autism
This book has practical advice about supporting children who have autism.
Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome: A Photocopiable Workbook
This book has ideas to help both the bully, and the person being bullied.
Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook, Third Edition
This guide is helpful in learning the reasons behind a persons use of challenging behavior. The guide also has ideas about how to use this infomation to help people stop using dangerous behavior and learn easier ways to tell others what they need.
Helping Parents with Challenging Children: positive family intervention
This is a workbook for parents of children who use challenging behavior.
HSA Press
HSA Press is a publisher of materials that promote person centered thinking and planning.
Hug Me, Touch Me (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain when it is, and is not OK to hug or touch other people. It is easy to read and can be downloaded for free.
Individual Positive Behavior Supports
This graduate-level text is an authoritative PBS primer for professionals preparing for work in educational and community-based settings.
Individualized Positive Behavior Support
This fact sheet is about planning positive ways to support people who use challenging behavior. You can download it as a PDF file in either English or Spanish.
Intellectual Disability Mental Health First Aid Manual 2nd edition
This booklet teaches how to respond to mental health issues in people who have intellectual disabilities
Jenny Speaks Out (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to help people talk about sexual abuse. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability A Social Approach
This book gives ideas on how to help people with intellectual disabilities guard against abuse.
Learning to Listen
This book offers different ways to help people who use challenging behavior.
Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges
This book explains how to foster mental health in people with Down Syndrome.
Motivation Assessment Scale (MAS)
The MAS is a questionnaire designed to learn about a person's challenging behavior. It also has ideas about what to do next.
Nonviolent Communication: A language of life (3rd edition)
This book introduces nonviolent communication which is useful to de-escalate people who use challenging behavior. It comes from a Center which has many other resources for those interested.
Optimistic Parenting: Hope and Help for You and Your Challenging Child
This book will help the parents of children with challenging behaviors and special needs learn how to best support them, and improve family harmony.
Parenting with Positive Behavior Support: a practical guide to resolving your child's difficult behavior
This book teaches parents positive ways to help kids manage their behavior.
Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum (3rd Edition)
This is the 3rd edition of a training curriculum for DSPs on positive behavior supports.
Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum, Third Edition
This train-the-trainer curriculum teaches the values and practices of positive behavior support.
Positive Behavior Supports For Adults With Disabilities In Employment, Community, And Residential Settings: Practical Strategies That Work
This non-technical book was written for Direct Support Professionals. It gives information about providing positive behavior supports for adults with disabilities in community, residential, and vocational settings.
Positive behaviour support for people with intellectual disabilities: evidence-based practice promoting quality of life
This book is a guide for Direct Support Professionals and others involved in developing support plans for people who use challenging behavior.
Psychotherapy for Individuals with Intellectual Disability
This book explains how to provide psychotherapy treatment for people who have intellectual disability.
Respectful Relationships and Effective Teaching
This book helps us understand what people with significant disabilities may be saying through their behavior.
Shift Happens: Making the Shift to Proactive Behavior Management
A book to help staff learn how to be proactive rather than reactive toward challenging behavior.
Supporting Victims (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to be a witness in a court trial. It also tells about what helps, is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
The Chameleon Kid: Controlling Meltdown Before He Controls You
This book helps kids see what is happening when they are feeling upset. It also teaches what to do to avoid "meltdowns." It is written to kids on the autism spectrum.
The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This book reviews research and gives ideas on supporting people who use challenging behavior.
The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This is a graduate-level textbook.
The Promise of Behavioral Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities
This book has ideas about how people with intellectual disabilities learn new skills. It has advice for teachers, families, and DSPs.
When Dad Died, 3rd Edition (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have a parent die. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper
When Mum Died, 3rd Edition (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have a parent die. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper
When Somebody Dies (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain what it is like to have a close friend die. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Working with People who have ID & Behaviorial Problems: A Self-Study Guide
This manual is about setting-up treatment programs for people with dual diagnoses.
Working with People with Challenging Behaviors: A Guide for Maintaining Positive Relationships
This manual is for people who work with people with challenging behavior. It provides practical ways and skills to handle crisis situations and promote positive behavior.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Brief Video Introduction to PBS
This 6 minute YouTube video explains the basics of Positive Behavior Support.
An Intro to Psychotic Disorders for Direct Support Professionals
This CD is about mental illness and people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Bob Tells All (From the "Books Beyond Words" series)
This book uses a story with drawings to explain sexual abuse and how it hurts men. It is easy to understand and can be read together with a helper.
Diagnostic Dilemmas
This DVD is about how hard it can be to identify mental health problems in people who have an intellectual disability.
Home and Community Positve Behavior Support Network - Facebook Page
This Facebook page helps bring people together who are working on positive behavior supports.
Managing Psychiatric Behavioral Crises in Persons with Dual Diagnoses
This CD is about helping people with dual diagnosis through times of crisis.
National Review of Restraint Related Deaths of Children and Adults with Disabilities: The Lethal Consequences of Restraint
This report sums up what was learned from studying the cases of 61 people with disabilities who died while being restrained.
Normal and Pathological Anxiety in Intellectual Disabilities
This CD is about anxiety in people with intellectual disabilities,
Positive Behavior Support Training Modules for Support and Care Staff
These online training modules give a brief overview of the person-centered features of positive behavior support, functional behavior assessment, and support planning.
Practical Functional Assessment
The website is primarily designed for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and the families, teachers, and other clients they support who are interested in developing function-based treatments for problem behavior.
Psych-DD - Psychology and Developmental Disabilities
Psych-DD e-mail discussion listserv is an open membership forum on Psychology & Developmental Disabilities. Behavior intervention, psychoactive medications, psychiatric methods, mental health, and person-centered support strategies are common topics.
Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories
A film that tells the stories of students who were restrained in schools and the physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result. You can watch it for free online.
The Learning Community for person centered practices
This informal network seeks to create a community worldwide that shares knowledge about supporting people in having positive control over their lives.
Training CDs on Chemical Dependency and People with ID/DD
This set of four training CDs explain how treatment programs can help people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Update on Psychotropics and Elders with ID
This CD is about perhaps not giving more medicine to older persons with intellectual disabilities along with changes in behavior.
Webinar: Positive Supports and Cross Systems Crisis Intervention Planning
This webinar talks about positive behaviors supports and crisis intervention planning for people with I/DD.
Who Cares About Kelsey?
This is a documentary film following a high school senior with an ADHD diagnosis, history of homelessness and substance abuse. It shows what helps kids with behavioral challenges stay in school and graduate.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Association for Positive Behavior Support
An international organization that seeks to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors.
BILD Centre for the Advancement of Positive Behavour Support
This Center was created to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills in the intellectual disability sector around positive behaviour support. It is located in the United Kingdom.
A consulting practice to support people with disabilities who also have behavior difficulties.
Integrated Service Delivery Team
A program assisting persons with dual diagnoses to remain in the community.
Jay Nolan Community Services
A Calfornia agency for people with autism which closed 13 group homes.
Mandt Leadership Training
This training is helpful for managers in human service settings who want to improve their supervisory skills. It is targeted to create organizations that do not use behavioral restraints.
Nevada PBIS Technical Assistance Center
This University-based Center trains and supports parents, teachers, and DSPs.
Positive Approaches Institute
This eight-day training workshop teaches new ways to support people who use challenging behaviors. Participants are taught to think about why people use these, and positive ways to help them stop.
The Learning Community for person centered practices
This informal network seeks to create a community worldwide that shares knowledge about supporting people in having positive control over their lives.
The Taunton Jail Diversion Program
A program in the community of Taunton, Massachusetts. Its purpose is to divert people with mental illness or disability who are in contact with the criminal justice system from jail to community support services.
This agency helps to find alternatives to using restraints and holds in work with people with disabilities. It does this without compromising the safety of DSPs, or of the people they support.
Vermont Crisis Intervention Network
This program offers three kinds of support to help people in crisis. The first is monthly meetings to review people in crisis. Second is on-site consultation. Third is a residential crisis space for people who must leave their current home to get help.
R.I.'s Sexual Assault Incident Management Model
This is a description of the process used by the Office of Quality Assurance, DDD, in Rhode Island to respond to allegations of sexual assault.
TLC Weighted Blankets
These blankets help some children to relax.
People Who Can Help
Pat Fratangelo
Onondaga Community Living (OCL) is an organization that transitioned from providing group home services to personalized services. We provide personalized suports to adults with developmental disabilities in every type of service that we do, whether it ...
Peter Leidy
Peter Leidy is a speaker, consultant and writer on many issues involving disability. He also writes and sings funny songs about life in the human services system. Peter consults with individuals, families, organizations, counties, and states in ar...
Rob Horner
Rob can provide training and resources on positive behavior support and school-wide positive behavior support. Dr. Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational Community Supports (ECS), a resea...
Shri Rao
Dr. Rao is currently a faculty member at the Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy at The College of New Jersey. Her areas of interest are inclusive education, positive behavioral supports and working with culturally diverse families....

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