Behavior & Discipline Issues

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs exist throughout the county. What does PBIS emphasize? What outcomes are associated with implementation of a school-wide PBIS program? 

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Yes! Bullying Can Be Addressed through the IEP

Today’s headlines are filled with news about bullying at school. The latest phenomenon “bullicide” is when kids who are being bullied commit suicide. Let’s face it, bullying can be pretty scary and should concern most any parent who has a child attending school. However, it is especially worrisome for parents who have children with disabilities, because research shows that kids with disabilities are more likely to be targeted. This is especially so for kids with developmental disabilities such as autism, because they are less likely to be able to navigate their way around social situations by the very nature of their disability.