Below you will find several links to behavior resources.  Please note, these links are provided for your information and are not necessarily endorsed by the YWCCSSC. YWCCSSC has not verified and does not endorse the links or the content of the links that are found on this website. These links are provided to assist the site visitor in his/her search for information. YWCCSSC assumes no responsibility for the validity of information provided on the links and as in all Internet use, the user should verify all information. The information on this website is current and accurate to the best of our knowledge. 

National Center on Intensive Intervention at American Institutes for Research

NCII builds the capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in literacy, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs, often in the context of their multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) or special education services. NCII’s approach to intensive intervention is data-based individualization (DBI), a research-based process that integrates the systematic use of assessment data, validated interventions, and intensification strategies.

Positive Environments, Networks of Trainers (PENT)

The Positive Environments, Network of Trainers is a California Positive Behavior Initiative designed to provide information and resources for educators striving to achieve high educational outcomes through the use of proactive positive strategies. Evidence-based positive practices and helpful information is disseminated statewide through this website. Includes BIP Desk Reference.

Intervention Central

Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free resources to help struggling learners and implement Response to Intervention and attain the Common Core State Standards.

Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM)

Each AFIRM module focuses on an EBP for learners with ASD and includes:

  • engaging case examples that demonstrate the behavior or practice in use,

  • multimedia presentation of content with audio and video clips, and

  • interactive assessments that provide you with feedback based on your responses.

The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (CSESA) is a research and development project funded by the U.S. Department of Education that focuses on developing, adapting, and studying a comprehensive school and community-based education program for high school students on the autism spectrum.

ASD Toddler Resources

The learning module practices were identified from a review of the research literature conducted by staff of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC on ASD) in 2013-2014. These focused intervention practices were found to be efficacious for use with toddlers as well as with other age groups of children with ASD.

Autism Internet Modules

AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. AIM modules are available at no cost. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more.

Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence

VCU-ACE is a university-based technical assistance, professional development, and educational research center for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Includes free online self-paced courses:

  • Module 1: Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Primary Characteristics

  • Module 2: Secondary Characteristics, Co-Morbidities, and ASD across the Lifespan

Free professional learning community and provider of edwebinars.

Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)

The purpose of the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN), as a system, is to increase the capacity of districts to implement and sustain the use of evidence-based practices addressing Kansas State Department of Education Early Childhood, Special Education, and Title Services (KSDE ECSETS) identified priority areas and practices. The Resource Library includes webinars, trainings, and articles.

Organization for Autism Research

OAR strives to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals, and caregivers. The mission of “applying” research to answer questions of daily concern to those living with autism defines our goals and program objectives.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities

Informing public policy and developing and deploying best practices - linking research to real life - so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives for their whole lives. Includes webinars, videos, and links to additional resources. OCALI Centers include ASD, Teaching Diverse Learners, Universal Design, Center for the Young Child, Assistive Technology, Lifespan Transitions, and more.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

The Challenging Behavior Team

Includes excellent data collection resources and the “Behavior Toolbox”

Bridging Apps

Thousands of apps for persons with special needs

Augsburg University

Free or Low Cost Assistive Technology

Resource for identifying assistive technology tools based on the needs and age of child as well as the type of technology used