Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Positive Behavioral Supports Development and Implementation Assistance
Assistance and consultation is being made available to service providers funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to assist providers in adopting and adapting PBS to their particular agency. This assistance and consultation is being coordinated by the UMass Donahue Institute.
The first step in this process is to review the guide which offers important information for your organization as you prepare and work to implement Positive Behavior Supports. This guide can be found here: http://ddslearning.com/dds-pbs-initiative/. Click on the second link listed - "Guidelines for Required Elements" and the "FAQs". Creating a "PBS Leadership Team" and completinga "Readiness Assessment" are critical steps in this process. DDS recommends that providers familiarize themselves with all of the materials on the ddslearning site; the most up to date information about the creation of the Leadership Team and the Implementation requirements can be found in the Guidelines for Required Elements and FAQs.
PBS Consultation and Implementation Assistance can help you think through the steps in a Readiness Assessment if your agency has not yet completed one. To apply for this assistance, we ask that you complete a brief questionnaire so we can learn more about your organization while helping you to consider what specific areas may be most useful for you to focus on. Please access and complete this questionnaire by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below.