CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH— Kids First/TOPS has been chosen to present on its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program at the 15th Annual Milestones Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference at the I-X Center in Cleveland on June 15-16.
The conference is geared toward a diverse audience including teachers, consultants, medical professionals, related service providers, parents and family members, and individuals on the spectrum. Presenters from Kids First/TOPS will include Jessica Campagna, Family Liaison and Behavior Specialist, Lyndsey Nopper, Intervention Specialist at Kids First and Misty Rosencrance, Intervention Specialist at TOPS.
“We are so excited about this opportunity to share not only the successes, but also the models, tools and processes of which we have used in the implementation of our PBIS program,” said Campagna. “We are one of the first to do this in a setting like Kids First, and we are eager to tell others about starting our program and possibly inspiring other organizations to do the same.”
Campagna, Nopper and Rosencrance’s presentation will cover PBIS definitions, key terms and components of the program from both the student and staff side. Additionally, it will go over data collection and a review of how the program has had an influence on decreasing negative behaviors at school.
“The Summit ESC would like to extend its congratulations to Jessica, Lyndsey and Misty for being selected to represent us and our programs at the Milestones Conference,” said Superintendent Joe Iacano. “Apart from providing the highest quality educational experience for the students that we serve, we strive to help others develop effective programs in order to give all students the opportunity to learn at the same level.”
The Milestones Conference will also feature other professionals in the autism and behavior analysis field, parent and family members, as well as individuals on the spectrum. Additionally, an exhibitor room will be set up with service providers from the Cleveland and Akron area that will have information available about their programs, and additional companies will be selling books for parents, professionals and children; toys and play items; and sensory items.
The conference is open to all professionals, including teachers, consultants, medical professionals and related service providers, parents and family members and individuals with development disabilities. If you would like to attend the conference, please visit milestones.org/conferences/.
For more information on the Summit Educational Service Center, please visit www.SummitESC.org.