To access the post-conference evaluation and certificate of completion, click HERE
To access 2016 GAPBS Presentation PowerPoints, click HERE
The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) is a network of the national Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS; www.apbs.org). The purpose of the GAPBS network is to increase the visibility of positive behavior support in our state. The network aims to provide a collaborative statewide effort to disseminate positive behavior support practices. The network supports a range of persons interested in promoting positive behavior support capacity building initiatives, promoting the use of positive practices, and promoting membership in the national APBS organization.
2016 Georgia Association for Positive
Behavior Support Conference
“Connecting School, Home, and Community
through Positive Behavior Support”
The 9th annual GAPBS conference will be held:
November 30th – December 1st, 2016
Infinite Energy Center
Click HERE to view the program
|Please join us for our largest annual conference yet. With over 100 presentations to choose from, speakers and attendees will join together to promote the expansion and dissemination of positive behavior support in educational, community, and home settings across Georgia.
*All Volunteer slots have been filled
**Must show ID upon check-in
RegOnline Service Fees
Credit Card Fee- Additional 4.95% of total amount due
Check/Money Order- Must complete registration form in RegOnline before mailing payment via check/money order. Processing fee for this option will be $3.37
Groups of 7 or fewer registrants: You will have the opportunity to list all group members covered by your group payment during the online registration process. Total service fees for all registrants in the group will be charged to the first person in the group.
Groups of 8 or more registrants: DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE. Please complete the following Group Registrant form and follow submission directions within the form. DistrictMassBillingLists.pdf
Note: If members of a group are paying individually (for example, with different credit cards), you must create separate online registrations for each person.
To register now, please (click here).
We WILL have on-site registration this year!
For conference related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Cancellations and refunds will be allowed through October 31, 2016.
Starting November 1, 2016 cancellations will not be allowed. You may transfer your registration to another person up to the date of the conference.**
Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the conference. Lunch is not included in the registration cost this year. Onsite food options, including food trucks and grab and go items will be available in the Infinite Energy Center.
Important Note: Registration fee will be waived for ONE primary presenter per accepted proposal.
Late Registration ($120 + service fee) begins August 31st
View Schedule for Wednesday, November 30
View Schedule for Thursday, December 01
We have an App!
We are excited to announce our partnership with Grupio to provide you a unique mobile experience at the 2016 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference. Download the mobile app and access information about our event from the convenience of your mobile device. Access the schedule, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, floor plans and more.
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- Others – Access the mobile website at grupio.com/GAPBS2016
Hope you enjoy the mobile app and do not forget to give us feedback!
The 2016 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Supports Conference team
Parking / Directions
Traveling North on I-85
If you are traveling on Interstate-85 going northbound, take Sugarloaf Parkway, exit 108, and turn right onto Sugarloaf Parkway. Crossover Satellite Boulevard and Infinite Energy Center will be on your left.
If you are traveling on Interstate-85 going northbound, take GA 120 West towards Duluth, exit 105. Turn right on Satellite Blvd and Infinite Energy Center will be on your left.
Traveling South on I-85
If you are traveling on Interstate-85 going southbound, take Sugarloaf Parkway/Old Peachtree, exit 109. Follow the signs for Sugarloaf Parkway and turn right. Crossover Satellite Boulevard and Infinite Energy Center will be on your left.
If you are traveling on Interstate-85 going southbound, take Sugarloaf Parkway/Old Peachtree, exit 109. Follow the signs for Old Peachtree and turn right. Turn left onto Satellite Blvd. Crossover Sugarloaf Parkway and Infinite Energy Center will be on your right
From Gwinnett Place Mall
If you are traveling from Gwinnett Place Mall, take Satellite Boulevard north for approximately two and a half miles. Infinite Energy Center will be on your left.
Also, there is a map of the parking lots on the website: http://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/assets/doc/Infinite-Energy-Center_ParkingMap-74fb8b3fab.pdf
Check out our great list of fun items for sale from GAPBS 2016!
Food Trucks / Concessions
Onsite food options will include four food trucks
with a range of cuisines and indoor grab-and-go concessions
See below for more information about food!
Food Truck Menus
* Food Trucks located at Forum building entrance at the lower level *
Please click on logo to view each truck’s menu!
Indoor Concessions Menu
**Concessions will be located in Exhibit Hall A**
Whole fruit $1.00
Large Popcorn $6.50
Soup of the Day $3.50
Bowl of Chili $4.50
Fruit Parfaits $4.00
Deli Sandwiches $5.75
Club Sandwiches $6.75
(Turkey & Swiss, Ham & Cheese, or Chicken Salad)
Hot Dog $5.25
BBQ Sandwich $7.00
Chicken Filet Sandwich $7.25
Times Food will be Available
Weds, November 30th Thurs, December 1st
Concessions Available: 9:30am-2:00pm 9:00am-1:30pm
Food Trucks Available: 11:30am-1:45pm 11:00-1:15pm
Continuing Education Unit (CEUs)
** GAPBS is now approved for 6.0 Clock Hours through Bright from the Start **
GAPBS is now approved for 12.50 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours through the National Association for School Psychologists (NASP)
GAPBS is now approved for 6.25 Hours of Project SCEIs
The conference has been approved for nine Type-2 BCBA CEUs
Continuing education credit for the 9th Annual Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support is co-sponsored by the Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support and The Institute for Continuing Education. The program offers a total of 12.50 contact hours ( 6.25 hrs. per day). Continuing education credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended. Partial session credit is not offered. The continuing education credit processing fee is $25.00 per person. Conference attendees who wish to receive continuing education credit MUST check in at the Continuing Education desk to make formal application and receive continuing education materials. CE verification will be mailed to CE applicants following receipt of completed forms and payment of the CE processing fee. If you have questions regarding the program, continuing education, learning objectives, presenters, or for grievance issues, contact The Institute at: 251-990-5030; e-mail: email@example.com.
It is the responsibility of attendees to determine if continuing education credit,
as listed below, will meet regulations of their state licensing/certification board
Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education and the GA Association for Positive Behavior Support are co-sponsors of this event. This co-sponsorship has been approved by NBCC. The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC approved continuing education provider, No. 5643. The Institute for Continuing Education is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit. Not all workshops are approved for NCCs. The continuing education packet will clearly indicate those sessions that NBCC has approved for NCCs.
Florida: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Social Work, Counseling, MFT, Provider No. BAP 255, expiration 03/2017.
Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), though the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Institute for Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Provider No. 1007. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for license renewal.
Florida Dept. Health, Division Social Work, Provider BAP 255, expiration 03/2017.
Marriage-Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Social Work, Counseling, MFT, Provider No. BAP 255, expiration 03/2017.
Skill Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Non-Credit Events: Breakfast, lunch, reception events, committee meetings, networking sessions, roundtable discussions.
Instructional Methodology: May include Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practice of techniques, cases examples, large and small group discussion.
ADA: If you require accommodations, please contact Allison O’Hara, GA State University, 404-413-9324.
Holiday Inn- Gwinnett Center
Take advantage of the affordable rate of $94/night at the closest hotel to the conference venue!The link below to any of your guests who are looking to make room reservations. Simply click on the link, and enter your check-in and check-out dates on the lower left hand side of the screen, then click “Check Availability.” It will take you directly to your special discounted room rates and your guests may conveniently make reservations 24-7 through the link! (GA Association of Positive Behavior Support)Guests may also make reservations by calling 888-269-9585 and referencing group code “PBS.”
OVERFLOW HOTEL: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NE/Gwinnett Sugarloaf
2040 Sugarloaf Cir, Duluth, GA 30097
Special room rates have been arranged for this event:
1 king bed or 2 double beds: $129.00/night
To book, follow this LINK.
Phone: (770) 495-7600 and mention “GSU/GAPBS Room Block”
Visit Model PBIS Schools on the
GAPBS Pre-Conference Bus Tour
Tuesday, November 29th, 8:30am-2:30pm, $25/Participant
Participants on the 2016 GAPBS Pre-Conference Shuttle Bus Tour will witness high impact PBIS practices at two different Gwinnett County Public Schools. Participants will meet and interact with school administration and members of each school’s PBIS team. The schools’ PBIS teams will share their journey in their unique way.
You will eat your catered lunch at school #1 before departing to school #2. There will be a fun technological activity embedded into this tour so please bring your charged, internet accessible device. Get ready for an exciting Gwinnett PBIS experience!
Register for the GAPBS Pre-Conference
Bus Tour by Clicking Here!
Heather George, PhD
University of South Florida
President, Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Research Associate Professor
Co-Director of Florida’s PBS:RtIB Project
Paid Workshop #1: “Problem-Solving for Sustainability”
Wednesday, November 30th (3:15-5:15pm)
Attendee Pre-Requisites- Designed for advanced implementers
(e.g., District Coordinators, Administrators, PBIS Teams) in GaDOE Operational PBIS schools
Paid Workshop #2: “Coaching to Build Skills for Effective PBIS Implementation”
Thursday, December 1st (8:30am-10:30am)
Attendee Pre-Requisites- Designed for Emerging/Installing implementers.
Must have already attended and completed GaDOE Tier I Coaching Training.
Announcing Early Childhood Keynote:
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD
Professor, Department of Special Education
Co-Faculty Director of the Susan Gray School for Children
Co-Editor of the Journal of Early Intervention
Take advantage of this opportunity to join an intimate roundtable conversation over lunch
with specially selected keynote and featured speakers! Lunch is included in the $15 cost.
Day One Roundtable
Wednesday, November 30th (12:30-1:15pm)
Dan Koonce, PhD
Associate Professor in the School Psychology Department at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Topic Area: Implementation in High-Needs Schools
Craig Lockhart, EdD
Deputy Superintendent of Schools in Newton County, Georgia
Topic Area: Embracing PBIS at the District Level
Daniel Crimmins, PhD
Director of The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University
Topic Area: Tier III Supports
Deputy Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Topic Area: PBIS and Juvenile Justice
Day Two Roundtable
Thursday, December 1st (12:00-12:45pm)
Heather George, PhD
President of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Research Associate Professor with the University of South Florida
Topic Area: Sustainability and Coaching
Emily Suski, JD
Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law
Topic Area: PBS and the Law
Paul Baker, PhD
International Strengths Based Institute (ISBI)
Topic Area: PersonBrain Model
Roundtable Cost: $15
SEATS ARE LIMITED TO 10 REGISTRANTS PER TABLE!
Lunch will be included
Please visit the conference registration link at www.gapbs.org to reserve your seat!
Sign-Up to Volunteer at GAPBS 2016!
Conference volunteers will receive 50% off registration rate and a GAPBS lanyard.
In order to take advantage of the reduced registration rate, you will be asked to commit up to 4 hours
to assist the conference committee with various duties.
Click the link below to sign-up and to select your time slots.
Toys for Tots comes to the 2016 GAPBS Conference
Bring a toy for Toys for Tots to the 2016 GAPBS Conference and get a ticket to enter into the Conference Raffle Drawings!
- We need new and unwrapped toys appropriate for boys and girls from newborn to 12 years old.
- We always run short of toys for ages 0 to 2 and 10 and older. Suggested toys for the older children include makeup kits, hair dryers, watches, colognes, perfumes, basketballs, footballs and other sporting equipment.
- Bicycles are always in very high demand and our supplies never meet this demand. Please keep in mind that we cannot distribute a bicycle without a helmet.
GAPBS would like to thank the following conference sponsors:
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Southern University
Parent-to-Parent of Georgia
Bright from the Start- Department of Early Care and Learning
Georgia State University MINRS Project
SPECTRUM, Autism Support Group, Inc
The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) is a Network State of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS).
Learn more about APBS at http://apbs.org/.
View presentation materials from GAPBS 2014 at this link or by visiting http://disability.publichealth.gsu.edu/gapbs-conference-2014/
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