Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Award - Nomination Form

The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Award is presented to an individual who has made significant positive contributions to promoting and developing positive behavior supports in lieu of aversive and coercive strategies for persons with severe disabilities. The focus of the award may be presented for a lifelong body of work or for work performed over a short period of time that had a significant positive impact on the lives of persons with severe disabilities and their families. Recipients may include special educators, family members, researchers, self advocates, trainers, staff members, policy people, administrators, lawyers, professors, or legislators. To nominate an individual for this award, please complete the form below.

Please review the entire nomination form below before you start filling it out. We recommend gathering the content offline prior to submitting it as incomplete forms cannot be saved. Self-nominations are accepted. If you would like to self-nominate, please fill out both "Nominator" and "Nominee" with the same information. TASH only accepts complete nomination forms. No exceptions. If you have questions about your submission, please contact Ruthie-Marie Beckwith at info@tash.org. The deadline for award submissions is Monday, August 3, 2020.
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Please fill out the following three steps in order to complete your nomination.
Please upload a curriculum vitae detailing the history of (a) development of positive behavior supports in lieu of aversive and coercive strategies for persons with severe disabilities; and (b) work that has had or will have a significant impact on the quality of life in inclusive settings for these individuals.
Using 500-1000 words, please describe the nominee’s efforts to develop positive behavior supports in lieu of aversive and coercive strategies for persons with severe disabilities, and the way that these efforts will impact the quality of life in inclusive settings for these individuals.
Attach up to two (2) letters that support the nominee’s application, from individuals who can attest to the nominee’s work on behalf of promoting positive behavior supports in lieu of aversive and coercive strategies for persons with severe disabilities. The letters should include specific information about the nominee’s work history in this area and the impact that the work has had and/or is likely to have in the future.
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