Affiliations & Partners

CCBD proudly recognizes organizations that support children with emotional/behavioral disorders


Teacher Educators for Children
with Behavior Disorders


The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. It was established in Arizona in 1976 by Dr. Robert B. Rutherford with the mission to disseminate quality research in the field and to help students, educators, and university faculty alike. TECBD began it's mission long before support for students with severe behaviors was the norm. It continues to be a leader for showcasing the very best that our field has to offer.

Teacher Educators for Chilren with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)



Midwest Symposium
for Leadership in Behavioral Disorders






The Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavioral Disorders (MSLBD), founded in 1982 is the name both of the organization, and of the annual professional conference sponsored by that organization. The annual conferences held every year since 1983 at the end of February in Kansas City, MO are intended for all professionals who focus on working with children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, including teachers, psychologists, administrators, child care workers, teacher trainers, and researchers.

Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavioral Disorders (MSLBD)




Association of Positive Behavior Support






The Association for Positive Behavior Support is a multidisciplinary organization made up of professionals (teachers, researchers, university professors, and administrators), family members, and consumers who are committed to the application of PBS within the context of the school, family, and community including across systems (e.g., entire schools, organizations), for small groups, and for individuals with complex needs for support.

Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)