Positive Behavior Support


Pos­i­tive Behav­ior Sup­port (PBS) con­sid­ers what is impor­tant to the per­son and for the per­son and imple­ments those val­ues into a com­pre­hen­sive plan to address chal­leng­ing behav­ior. PBS focuses on val­ued out­comes such as teach­ing or strength­en­ing skills, enhanc­ing rela­tion­ships, and increas­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion in the community.

OTAC behav­ior sup­port staff pro­vides spe­cial­ized train­ing and tech­ni­cal assis­tance to families and ser­vice providers who directly sup­port peo­ple with devel­op­men­tal/intellectual dis­abil­i­ties.

Our ser­vices include but are not lim­ited to: design­ing proac­tive, pos­i­tive behav­ioral sup­port strate­gies for spe­cific indi­vid­u­als, espe­cially those who are in cri­sis; and assur­ing pro­gram­matic com­pli­ance with fed­eral, state and local regulations.

All train­ing and tech­ni­cal assis­tance pro­vided is deliv­ered with the aim of enabling com­mu­nity providers to sup­port per­sons (both chil­dren and adults) with dis­abil­i­ties in a man­ner that assures health, safety and rights, and enhances the provider’s knowl­edge or abil­ity to best sup­port peo­ple in inte­grated res­i­den­tial, school and employ­ment set­tings.

Examples of OTAC services in this area include:

  • Behavior Specialist Training and Mentorship
  • Oregon Intervention System (OIS) Training
  • Positive Behavior Support offered in different service settings e.g. Schools, Mental Health, Aging and People with Disabilities Services
  • Diagnosis specific trainings: Co-Occurring (Mental Health-Developmental Disability) Diagnoses; Autism Spectrum Disorders- designing effective supports; Structure & Visual Strategies
  • Designing effective Communication Systems and Training

OTAC’s work in positive behavior supports can be obtained by hiring OTAC directly.

For more infor­ma­tion please contact us.