The Nevada Association for Positive Behavior Support Network

The Nevada Association for Positive Behavior Support (NVAPBS) is a professional organization and official chapter of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS). The Nevada Network is supported by the National APBS and the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED). The Network first began between 2010-2012, when a small group of key stakeholders and leaders (i.e., Ashley Greenwald, Don Jackson, Glen Dunlap, Janice Lee) held meetings with goal of increasing the reach and visibility of PBS in Nevada. A logic model was developed to identify resources and desired outputs (activities) & outcomes. In 2012, a petition was submitted to the National APBS to establish the Nevada APBS Network: this petition was approved at 2012 APBS Conference, and the Network has been in operation since then. The mission of the NV APBS Network is to extend the awareness of Positive Behavior Support in Nevada, with the ultimate purpose being to enhance the quality of life of Nevadans with disabilities and challenging behavior through directed, evidence-based instruction, consultation, and systematic change. Our goal is to build the capacity of families, schools and community agencies to provide sustainable, meaningful behavior support. The Nevada APBS Network facilitates the development of new partnerships with school districts, community agencies, and other stakeholders.


The primary purpose for establishing an APBS Network in Nevada is: (1) to give recognition and identity to the many collaborating individuals, professionals and organizations in the state that are currently engaged in activities related to positive behavior support and (2) to strengthen our efforts to encourage the adoption and implementation of PBS approaches in additional venues that could benefit from.


Currently, there are 4 professionals who have been elected to serve on the NV APBS Board:

  • President: Lauren Brown
  • President-elect: Brooke Wagner
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie Keating
  • At-Large Representative: Kevin Higley


For the past 2 years, the Nevada APBS Network, with sponsorship and collaboration from the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities (NCED), The School Climate Transformation Project (SCTP), and the Frontier Community Coalition (FCC), has hosted an annual conference.  The conference has featured sessions for school teams (administration, classroom teachers, social workers, etc.), families, behavior analysts, and anyone interested in utilizing positive behavior supports in the Nevada community!

The 3rd annual Nevada APBS Conference will be held December 9-10, 2019 at the University of Nevada, Reno.  For more information on the conference and to register, please register on our  Conference registration page.  Conference Registration will open September 1, 2019.

We are pleased to have Dr. George Sugai and Dr. Kent McIntosh as our keynote speakers this year! Both Dr. Sugai and Dr. McIntosh have a great deal of expertise in Positive Behavior Support, so we are excited for them both to share their knowledge with our attendees this year! Below is a list of topics to be covered at the conference, as well as recommended talks to attend depending on the attendee's role (e.g., social worker, teacher, family member, community member). For detailed information on the conference, please visit our conference registration webpage. If you have any questions, you can contact the NV APBS Network at: