-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).
For Professionals and Support Staff
- Supported Employment: Participant Training Manual - Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and funded by the state of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities (2009). This manual contains PBS, and other evidenced based positive supports, information intended to train support staff in providing practical strategies in the work environment when supporting adults with developmental disabilities (free).
- Inclusion Resource Say This, Not That: Guide to Disability Terminology - Lifeworks (free).
- Job Coaching Strategies: A Handbook for Supported Employment - Tenpas, Steve (2003). Resource for job coaches to learn how to positively support those they work with (free).
- More than just a job: Person-centered Career Planning - Condon, C.; Fichera, K. & Dreilinger, D. (2003). From the Institute for Community Inclusion's brief series (free).