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Returning to School: Considerations for Students with the Most Intensive Behavioral Needs. A Guide to Supporting Students With Disabilities, Their Families, and Educators During the 2020–21 School Year

  • Topics

    Distance Learning > How to Provide Distance Learning, Distance Learning > Support for Families
  • Age Group

    Elementary, High School, Middle School

  • Audience

    State Education Agency

  • Content Area

    Behavioral/Social Emotional

  • Author

    Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, National Center on Intensive Intervention and National Integrated Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Research Network

This guide and accompanying video include a set of strategies and key practices with the ultimate goal of supporting students with the most intensive behavioral needs, their families, and educators in their transitions back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth. It provides recommendations for leadership teams and support staff, which involves general educators as they develop and implement supports for students with intensive needs, including students with disabilities, in their (in-person or remote) classrooms, groups, and other settings. This guide is a companion to the recently published Center on PBIS’s guide Returning to School During and After a Crisis.

December 2020