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General Supports - A Visual Guide

Use this chart ('Tools for Schools') to understand what general supports might apply to certain genetic conditions. Scroll down to find out more about IFSP/ IEP/ 504 Plans. You may be able to print this if you opt for 11 x 17 paper size.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

What is School-Wide PBIS?"

Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. SWPBS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)

TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.

Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports

Northeast Passage offers Therapeutic Recreation services to schools as a related service as well as assistance with inclusion in non-academic activities and environments including:

  • recess 
  • physical education 
  • field trips 
  • summer camps  
  • Extended School Year (ESY) programs 
  • recreation in school & community
  • transition programming for young adults.

Northeast Passage therapists create accessible recreation experiences that may be fine-tuned to be highly individualized and therapeutic, or simply enjoyed. Contact Northeast Passage at 603-862-0070 or by email at for more information.

Northeast Passage (not-for-profit) is affiliated with the University of New Hampshire and offers programming around New England. 

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

A functional behavioral assessment, when used in the context of positive behavioral supports, is a method of developing an understanding of the function (purpose) of a person’s challenging behavior and identifying positive ways to help the person have more effective and efficient ways of getting their needs met, preventing the occurance  of the behavior and changing other’s responses so the behavior isn’t reinforced.

Here are some resources related to Functional Behavior Assessments: