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Family-Specific Information from Past Workshops and Presentations

2012 Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Annual Conference
Challenged by Behavior? Key Features of Effective Behavior Support
Family PBS Workbook 2.0
Kansas and Missouri Resources (coming soon)
Spanish Version of Presentation (coming soon)
Spanish Version of Family PBS Workbook (coming soon)

PBS Extravaganza! – Matt Enyart, Katie Hargrove and Kelcey Schmitz
Parent Workbook
Presentation Slides

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PBS Kansas Resources and Tools for Families

Alaska's Stone Soup Group
http://www.stonesoupgroup.org/
Stone Soup Group is a statewide collaboration located in Anchorage, Alaska, aimed at improving services for families who have children with developmental disabilities

Families and Positive Behavior Support
http://www.swpbs.org/family.html
Part of the MTSS for Behavior website, these pages contain information for families wanting to learn more about positive behavior support. Content includes resources on program wide PBS, as well as what PBS looks like in schools and alternative settings.

Families Together of Kansas
http://www.familiestogetherinc.org/
Families Together is a statewide non-profit organization serving families in Kansas which include a son or daughter with a disability for more than 25 years.

How to Find a PBS Facilitator
This document provides helpful hints on how to find someone to facilitate PBS planning.

Kansas Early Autism Services Website
http://www.ksearlyautism.org/
The purpose of this website is to provide Kansans with information about the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Autism Waiver. Currently, Autism can be diagnosed as early as eighteen months of age. Services provided to children during early childhood have the additional benefit of preparing children for entering the school system. Studies show that with intensive early interventions around fifty percent of children with Autism can succeed in the regular education classroom by first grade. Others will make gains significant enough that they will only require partial or less intensive special education services. The waiver will provide opportunities for children with Autism to receive intensive early intervention treatment and their primary caregivers to receive needed support through respite services. The program will greatly benefit children with Autism and their families, in the future it may potentially provide dramatic cost savings to the state, as these children are less likely to depend on public services over the course of their lifetime. According to the Autism Society of America, the cost of lifelong care can be reduced by two-thirds with early diagnosis and intervention.

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
http://www.kpirc.org
The Kansas Parent Resource Center, federally funded under Title V of No Child Left Behind, is the official Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. We are one of a national network of 60 PIRCs. The KPIRC works hand-in-hand with the KSDE State and Federal Programs office in providing you information and resources on early childhood through high school.

Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART) Blog
http://neoshocountyagencyresourceteam.blogspot.com/
NCART is a volunteer-driven community service group whose aim is to provide a vehicle for collaboration for those working with children and families to access appropriate resources to meet their needs and the needs of the community.

Nicholas Krishnan's Website
http://www.nicholaskrishnan.com/
This website has been developed to help Nicholas' teachers and friends learn more about him and how best to approach him (with fun!) during social interactions. Nicholas was diagnosed with autism at 18 months, but he has become a skier, golfer, gymnast, swimmer, horseback rider, soccer player, baseball player, basketball player, bowler, singer, guitar player, percussionist and an activist for the rights of 6.5 million students with disabilities in America.

Positive Behavior Supports: A Guide for Parents
http://www.vermontfamilynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/pbsBrochure.pdf
In this booklet, you will read about how and why PBS works and what you should know if your school is implementing this approach. We have included information about parent involvement in PBS and ways in which families and schools can work together on behalf of individual children and the school community as a whole.

Tips for parents: How to get behavior supports into the IEP.
http://pbis.org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?Type=3&PBIS_ResourceID=268
This guide, a collaboration between the Beach Center on Disabilities and the Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, contains a wealth of suggestions for parents.

Vanderbilt University
http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/training_modules.html
This website is for the Center on Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University.  The focus of the clips is on young children with challenging behaviors and their families.  On the CSEFEL home page, click on the picture of Training Modules (click on View rather than the PDF icon).  Once on the modules page, scan down and look for Module 3a.  There is a subheading for video clips.  Open up the videos for Brendan's Family--Before PBS (clips #3 and #4--the former is 1:26 and the latter is 2:44) and also the clip for Brendan's Family with PBS (clip #6).  This clip is 2:23 and is a solid example of a great PBS testimonial from parents.

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Families and Functional Behavioral Assessment

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice: Briefs for Families on Evidence Based Practices
http://cecp.air.org/familybriefs/

Family Involvement in Functional Assessment
http://cfs.fmhi.usf.edu/publications/detail.cfm?id=187

Parent's Guide to Functional Assessment
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ttobin/parent.pdf

Tips for parents: How to get behavior supports into the IEP.
http://pbis.org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?Type=3&PBIS_ResourceID=268

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Information about Positive Behavior Support with Children

Association for Positive Behavior Support Family Page
http://www.apbs.org/new_apbs/familyDesc.aspx

Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support Family Newsletter, Volume 1
http://www.kipbs.org/new_kipbs/basicInfo/newsletter/family/KIPBSNewsletterV1Issue1.pdf

Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support Family Newsletter, Volume 2
http://www.kipbs.org/new_kipbs/basicInfo/newsletter/family/KIPBSNewsletterV1Issue2.pdf

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Families and Schoolwide PBS

Colorado Department of Education
Parent/School Partnership Resource Site
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_parentstudent.htm

Florida’s Family Resource Pages
http://flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu/resources_family.cfm

How can families get involved in schoolwide PBS?
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - Families and PBS
http://pbis.org/family/default.aspx

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center: “A Family Guide to Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS)”
http://www.kpirc.org/uploads/PBS1.pdf

Pacer Center Introduction to School-wide Positive Behavior Support
http://www.pacer.org/pbis/infoforparents.asp

Pacer Center Training Modules
http://www.pacer.org/pbis/trainingmods/index.asp

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Families and School-wide Positive Behavior Support
http://pbis.org/family/default.aspx

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School-wide Positive Behavior Support – Strategies for Involving Families

A Dozen Activities to Promote Parent Involvement!
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr200.shtml

Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement
http://www.hhh.umn.edu/img/assets/10233/chfivef.pdf

Family Engagement Checklist - Maryland
http://www.pbismaryland.org/documents/FamilyEngagementChecklist.pdf

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