• Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    November 18-20, 2021

Annual TECBD Conference

Event Contact

Heather Griller Clark




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Dr. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.

Memorial Fellowship in Special Education

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November 18-20, 2021

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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 its 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.

The 2021 TECBD Conference will be a hybrid event. The agenda will include workshops, strands, and general sessions delivered in a variety of formats.

  • In-person at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel November 18-20
  • Virtually on Nov 20
  • Registration will open April 1

This conference will benefit administrators, teachers, behavior therapists, counselors, researchers, or anyone interested in the education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. The conference offers over 150 different sessions on topics related to:

  • Academic interventions
  • Culturally responsiveness in EBD
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Internalizing behaviors
  • Aggression and violence in schools
  • Assessment
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Research to Practice
  • Autism research and interventions
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Characteristics of students with EBD
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Inclusion
  • General EBD
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Transition

Conference Registration:

  • In-person registration rates
    • Full registration: $250
    • Single day: $150-$175
    • Non-ASU student: $120
  • Virtual registration (November 20): $35

Pay online with a credit card. Purchase orders may be mailed. A copy of the registration form for each attendee MUST accompany the purchase order.

Mail payments to:
TECBD Conference
Arizona State University
PO Box 871811
Tempe, AZ 85287