Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support


GAPBS Mission:

The Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) is a network of the national Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS; 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”

GAPBS '16 - 01

The 9th annual GAPBS conference will be held:

November 30th – December 1st, 2016


Infinite Energy Center
Duluth, GA

Call for Proposals Now Open!

We are seeking knowledgeable, innovative, and energetic speakers to submit presentation proposals for the 2016 conference. This year’s conference will reach its largest capacity yet! Presenters play an important role in the expansion and dissemination of positive behavior support across Georgia.
To submit a proposal, please visit
Deadline to submit proposals is May 27th, 2016 by 11:59pm.
Registration opens June 30th!
Important Note: Registration fee will be waived for ONE primary presenter
per accepted proposal.

Keynote Speaker

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Announcing Birth-5 Keynote:
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD
Vanderbilt University

Professor, Department of Special Education
Co-Faculty Director of the Susan Gray School for Children
Co-Editor of the Journal of Early Intervention

GAPBS '16 - HGeorgeK-12 Keynote:
her George, PhD
sity of South Florida

President, Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Research Associate Professor
Co-Director of Florida’s PBS:RtIB Project


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


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

GAPBS 2015:

Interested in learning more about last year’s conference? The 2015 GAPBS Conference Program is available below.
Full Program

To access 2015 GAPBS Conference presenter PowerPoints, click here:

GAPBS 2014:

View presentation materials from GAPBS 2014 at this link or by visiting




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