Informational Materials

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Complete Guide to Positive Behavior Support

Created as a "take-away" tool to accompany the TACSEI Six Steps of PBS (Positive Behavior Support) learning modules, this Word document is a complete reference that outlines the entire PBS process.

What is Asperger's Disorder? Cover image

Preventing Challenging Behavior: A Model for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This session provides a discussion of issues related to ASD and prevention of challenging behaviors, and presents a three-tiered framework for organizing prevention and intervention strategies. The prevention approach described in this session is appropriate for home, community and preschool applications. (November, 2009)

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Positive Solutions for Families

Eight practical tips for parents of young children with challenging behavior.

"Making Life Easier" Series

The "Making Life Easier" series is designed specifically for parents and caregivers. This series of tip-sheets contains valuable information on how to make often challenging events easier to navigate, and even enjoyable, for both caregivers and children.

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Making Life Easier: Going to the Doctor or Dentist

Doctor and dentist visits can be very stressful for young children. Routine check-ups can cause anxiety, fear and distress in toddlers and preschoolers. In this Making Life Easier issue, adults are provided with tips to prepare the child for these appointments and make visits to the doctor or dentist less stressful for everyone (December, 2013).

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Holidays: Strategies for Success

While the holiday season is filled with enjoyable activities, events and traditions, it can also be a hectic and stressful time. This installment of the Making Life Easier series provides several proven strategies to help make the holiday season enjoyable for you and your child. Also includes a handy tip card for quick reference. (November, 2013).

Useful Links

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Applied Behavior Analysis

Degree programs at USF in Applied Behavior Analysis for Bachelor's, Master’s and PhD degrees.

Autism Speaks Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit

Strategies and resources to address these behaviors, and to help support you and your loved one with autism during these difficult situations.

Easing the Teasing

Strategies to help parents who have children who are experiencing teasing and harassment. Appears to be designed for typical children but strategies could be adapted for ASD.

Florida's Positive Behavioral Support Project

This project is designed to support teachers, administrators, and related services personnel in building district-wide capacity to address challenging behavior exhibited by students in regular and special education programs.

OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Provides (a) technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS; (b) provides the organizational models, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS with greater depth and fidelity across an extended array of contexts; and (c) extends the lessons learned from PBIS implementation to the broader agenda of educational reform.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)

Takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do.

TACSEI Resources – Backpack Connection Series

Resources to help teachers and parents/caregivers work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.

UCSB Koegel Autism Center

The major goals of the center are increasing our understanding of autism spectrum disorders, the development and implementation of state-of-the-art pivotal response treatments, as well as the improvement of elementary and secondary education efforts for children with autism and other severe disabilities.