The concept behind Universal Supports is derived from the extensive research in the area of school-wide positive behavior support. Universal Supports are system-wide supports and strategies to prevent a majority of problem behaviors and promote learning. Applied to students with more intensive learning and behavior needs, Universal Supports involve the implementation of classroom or building-level evidence-based supports and strategies. These strategies are considered critical for the vast majority of students with intensive support needs, and have been identified as highly effective practices in teaching and supporting students to be successful in integrated environments.
We encourage building teams to use the new USAPT online tool! The RCN USAPT Challenge is scheduled for the Fall 2016 Leadership Day and the Spring 2017 Leadership Day.