Positive Behavior Support

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Positive Behavior Support Training in Schools

Faculty and staff at the CLD provide two models of training on positive behavior support in schools. One model includes one-time training providing an overview of the positive behavior support framework. The second model involves more intensive, onsite support that spans across several months to the entire academic year. CLD has several contracts with school systems across the state using the more intensive model of training.


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 works to provide a collaborative statewide effort to disseminate positive behavior support evidence-based 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.

The GAPBS network has been in existence since 1997, core members of this initial group then reorganized in 2008, with national APBS approval as an independent grassroots network. The GAPBS network has grown from the core group to a state-wide collaborative network representing local education agencies, state projects, disability advocates, parents, higher education, juvenile justice, and private consultants.

Presently, the GAPBS network conducts quarterly meetings in regional locations to facilitate accessibility for the members. Since 2008, the Georgia Network has organized to sponsor an annual statewide conference with the support from the Center for Leadership in Disability/Georgia State University and the Department of Educational Psychology & Special Education/Georgia State University.