• Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

    November 19-21, 2020

Annual TECBD Conference

Event Contact

Heather Griller Clark




Rob Rutherford

Dr. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.

Memorial Fellowship in Special Education

Give through the ASU Foundation

November 19-21, 2020

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 2020 TECBD Conference WILL take place November 19-21.
  • Proposals must have the ability to be presented virtually.
  • Accepted proposals may be required to be condensed for virtual delivery.
  • The format for the conference will be announced in August.
  • Registration will open in August.
  • Registration fees will be adjusted based on whether all or part of the conference is virtual.
  • Scholarships will be available for individuals furloughed or financially impacted by COVID-19.

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:

  • Full conference registration: $250
  • One day only: $175
  • Non-ASU Student: $120
  • CCBD Saturday workshop only: $35
  • ASU Faculty, students: free*

Types of payment accepted: credit cards, check and purchase order.

Mail payments to:

TECBD Conference
Arizona State University
PO Box 871811
Tempe, AZ 85287

*ASU faculty and students are invited to attend the conference free of charge — registration is not necessary as long as you bring your valid ASU ID card to the event. Faculty members wishing to have a record of student attendance may send a class roster to TECBD@asu.edu