38th Annual TECBD Conference

On Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth



Register ONLINE



  • $250 Full conference - 3 days, preconference workshops, & Friday lunch
  • $225 Basic conference - 3 days & preconference workshops, no Friday lunch
  • $150 One day pass - Choose a day
  • $85 Student registration - with valid photo ID, same as 'Basic Conference'
  • $25 Luncheon - Friday lunch only







For information about the conference:
Heather Griller Clark
Conference Coordinator
Email: TECBD@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-5555



Rob Rutherford

Dr. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.
Memorial Fellowship in Special Education

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October 23-25, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Mission Palms Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

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.


Thursday - October 23, 2014

9am - noon

Pre-conference Workshop #1:
Using Learning Labs to Design Culturally Responsive PBIS
Aydin Bal, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pre-conference Workshop #2:
Moving from Punitive and Exclusionary Discipline Practices to Supportive School Discipline
David Osher, American Institutes for Research

Pre-conference Workshop #3:
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment and Consultation of Challenging Behavior
Amanda Boutot & Samuel DiGangi, Arizona State University

1 - 2:30pm

TECBD-MaryMargaretScott.jpgMary Margaret Kerr
Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Advice to the Next Generation: Not Quite Sure Where You’re Going? Then Don’t Lose the Compass

Recollecting the lessons a long career has unearthed, this keynote address offers a personal perspective on the road our field has constructed, on detours our generation has been unable to avoid, and on destinations envisioned for those who will come

3 - 6pm Conference sessions

Friday - October 24, 2014

9 - 11am Conference sessions
11am - 1pm

Luncheon & CCBD President's Address
TECBD-TerryScott.jpgTerry Scott
Research to Practice: Do We Really Do What’s Best for Students? Them

1 - 6pm

Conference sessions

6 - 9pm White Rhino social

Saturday - October 25, 2014

9am - noon Conference sessions