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Dr. Allison Lombardi and Dr. Adam Lalor coauthor a book chapter in Disability as Diversity in Higher Education


Dr. Allison Lombardi and Dr. Adam Lalor, a recent Special Education PhD graduate in the Neag School of Education, coauthor a book chapter “Faculty and Administrator Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Disability” in Disability as Diversity in Higher Education.

Congratulations, Dr. Lombardi and Dr. Lalor!  We appreciate your contributions.

Please also see here for recent books/book chapters authored by CBER researchers.

Save the Date – CBER’s Graduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 12, 2017

CBER 10 year

Current Opportunities and Challenges in the Field of Education


U.S. Senator Chris Murphy


Catherine Holahan Education Counsel

Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: UConn Storrs campus Gentry Building, Room 144

The event is free to attend. Lunch is included.

More information will follow in March.

If you have any questions, please email program assistant Nancy Gianetti.

The 29th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI) – Registration is now open!


The 29th Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute (PTI) will be held on May 30 – June 2, 2017 in Boston Park Plaza HotelBoston, Mass.  Registration is now open (early bird discount until April 28).

Sponsored by the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability at University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, PTI is an intensive training opportunity for professionals working with students with disabilities in higher education. Now in its 29th year, PTI is held in conveniently located cities in the Northeast each June and draws over 300 participants per year from across the United States and Canada.

Participants have the opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the field through sessions on various key topics. All session formats provide adequate time for attendee/presenter interaction, while the strand formats also provide follow-up activities throughout the week. Students with disabilities, as well as peer mentors, are also invited to attend.

For more information, please click here.

Registration is Open: 6th Annual Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum

6th Annual
Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum
May 18 – 19, 2017

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road
Groton, CT 06340 

Develop your professional network in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Enhance your capacity to work smarter and more effectively in implementing the PBIS framework. Join us for this exciting regional opportunity for PBIS leaders and implementers in the Northeast.

Featured Keynotes:

  • Anthony Biglan, Ph.D., Oregon Research Institute
  • Diane Myers, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Click here for additional registration and conference information.

CBER’s Breakfast Brown Bag Series (B3) “Squeezing water from a stone: Getting research from school collaborations.”

Monday, February 13
9:00 – 10:00 Gentry 144
Dr. Adam Feinberg and Dr. Devin Kearns


This interactive panel discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of conducting research and getting publications from school collaboration and demonstration projects. Panel members will provide examples of current partnerships with teachers, schools, and districts and lead a conversation about strategies for asking and answering research and practice questions in complex applied settings.

Description of B3 Series: CBER’s Breakfast Brown Bag (B3) Series is designed to provide an early window into innovative research conducted by, or in collaboration with, CBER research scientists. Researchers are invited to share current work, and audience members are encouraged ask questions, engage in problem solving, and discuss issues in applied research with CBER researchers. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in applied research are welcome.

Bring along your breakfast and join us for our new B3 series on February 13th!

Please RSVP ( by Feb. 10.

CBER researchers recently publish articles and give presentations in positive behavioral supports


CBER researchers recently publish articles in positive behavioral supports. Thank you all for your contributions!

Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., Dooley, K., Maddock, E., Kern, L., & Myers, D. (2017). Effects of targeted professional development on teachers’ specific praise rates. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 19, 37-47. doi:10.1177/1098300716637192

Sugai, G., Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., & La Salle, T. (2016). Capacity development and multi-tiered systems of support: Guiding principles. Australasian Journal of Special Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/jse.2016.11

Freeman, J., Sugai, G., Simonsen, B., & Everett, S. (2016). Multi-tiered support systems coaching: Bridging knowing to doing. Theory into Practice. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Myers, D., Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., & Sugai, G. (2016). Classroom management with exceptional learners. Teaching Exceptional Children. Invited manuscript accepted for publication.

Dr. Jennifer Freeman and Dr. Brandi Simonsen also recently give presentations in PBIS.

Simonsen, B. (2016, October). Classroom PBIS: Making every moment count. Plenary Address presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited Plenary]

Simonsen, B., & Freeman, J. (2016, October). Classroom PBIS: Discussion of outcomes, data, practices, and systems. Roundtable, discussion, and question (RDQ) session presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited]

Freeman, J., & Simonsen, B. (2016, October). Systems to support teachers’ implementation of PBIS in the classroom. Lecture presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited]

Dr. Michael Coyne publishes a new article and gives a presentation

Dr. Michael Coyne publishes a new article and gives a presentation. Thank you for your contributions, Dr. Coyne!

New Journal Article:
Coyne, M. D., Oldham, A., Leonard, K., Burns, D., & Gage, N. (2016). Delving into the details: Implementing multitiered K–3 reading supports in high-priority schools. In B. Foorman (Ed.), Challenges to implementing effective reading intervention in schools. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 154, 67–85.

New Presentation:
Coyne, M. D. (2016, December). Testing & Replicating the Efficacy of a Supplemental Kindergarten Vocabulary Intervention Implemented within a Tiered Instructional Framework. Invited paper presented at the annual IES Principal Investigator’s Meeting, Washington, DC.