Upcoming Webinar – January 21, 2015

Positive Supports and Cross Systems Crisis Intervention Planning 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Webinar Description:

This webinar will address positive behavior supports for people with I/DD, and approaches to cross system crisis intervention planning.


Joan Beasely, Ph.D

Dr. Joan Beasley is a Research Associate Professor at the University of New Hampshire, Graduate Department of Social work and serves as the Director of the National Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. She is a licensed mental health counselor and holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. Dr. Beasley has worked to promote the development of effective services for people with disabilities and their families for more than 30 years.

Dr. Beasley founded the START project, which she directed from 1989 until 2000. In 2001, START was identified in the US Surgeon General’s report as a national model. Dr. Beasley serves as Director of the National Center for START Services, at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability. She serves on the National Board of Directors of NADD, is co-chair of the Behavioral Health SIG of AUCD.


Dan Baker, Ph.D

Dan Baker, PhD is Director of Community Positive Behavior Support, Transition, and Supported Employment Projects, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker’s focus at The Boggs Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and educational support, transition services, and mental health services for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools, residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational programs, and employment supports.

Dr. Baker is very involved with NADD, an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, serving on the Board of Directors and co-editing The NADD Bulletin from 2006 – 2011.



  • For more information please see the EVENT WEBSITEor contact Shannon Haworth at AUCD
  • Please Note- There is NO cost for this webinar!
  • This webinar will be archived and can be viewed a few days following the event on AUCD’s WEBINAR LIBRARY


For disability accommodations email Shannon Haworth or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.

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