NASDDDS Press Release: Announcing First Position Statement on the use of Positive Behavior Supports and Rejecting the use of Aversive Interventions

(2015) 

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) believes that the time has come to affirmatively reject the use of interventions that cause pain and harm for the purpose of modifying behavior and to promote the use of practices that build on each person’s strengths, respects their rights and honors their preferences, supports relationships and enables each person to learn and grow. 

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