Adults and Aging

-Content Expert Scott Shepard and Jessica Zawacki

As with all applications of positive behavior support, practices must align with its core features including:

    • Collaboration with employers, coworkers, patrons, staff, families, and professionals
    • Assessing people's skills, work requirements, and other factors that could affect success
    • Comprehensive support plans that fit within and across settings
    • An emphasis on quality of life for all involved
    • Ongoing data-based monitoring to ensure success including job satisfaction and home life quality

This section includes resources focused on implementing positive behavior support in settings where adults of all ages are supported with competitive and supported employment, in the home, and other places within the community.  Positive behavior support is essential to help people with behavioral challenges gain and retain meaningful employment, stable housing, and greater access to community resources. 

  • Getting from Where I am to Where I Want to Be!  Bridges Version - For people to use when planning a transition in life.
  • Project SEARCH - This resource is dedicated to preparing young people with significant disabilities for success in integrated, competitive employment (free).
  • It's My Choice - Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities (2017) - A book of checklists and planning sheets for people to use to empower life decision making using positive supports (free).
  • Person-Centered Employment Supports - LeBlac, N. & Bonardi, A. From NCAAPS.  Offers guidance on using person-centered practices in taking control of their career choices (free).
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