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CFS Faculty Elected to Executive Board of the Association for Positive Behavior Support

Congratulations to CFS Faculty Drs. Don Kincaid and Heather Peshak George, newly elected as 2012 Executive Board Officers of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS).

Although not new to the executive board, Drs. Kincaid and Peshak George are in new roles this year, serving as president and treasurer respectively.

Dr. Kincaid previously served as vice-president and for 3 years as the conference chair. He also serves as chair of the General Operations Committee that tracks the progress of committees, work groups and other initiatives.

“I am excited about the future of APBS, am committed to the expansion of our impact, and support the growth of our networks and relationships with related associations,” said Dr. Kincaid.

Dr. Peshak George has served as a board member since 2009 and as Secretary of the Executive Committee. She has also served as co-chair of the APBS Conference Committee. Conference participation has increased to over 1,000 attendees each year.

“As one of the first APBS members, I have seen PBS change from being viewed as a fad to best practice with evidence-based strategies expanding beyond the individual student to incorporate classrooms and whole settings,” said Dr. Peshak George. “Increased research has continued to produce more effective and efficient tools for supporting individuals for success in the classroom, home and community.”

APBS is an international organization dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The multidisciplinary organization is made up of professionals (teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators), family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of PBS within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems (e.g., entire schools, organizations), for small groups, and for individuals with complex needs for support.

For additional information, visit APBS or the Florida Behavior Support Project.

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