Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders is recognized as an official Subdivision of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the International Council for Exceptional Children.

The next conference will be October 2, 2015, at the Doubletree Hotel on Quebec in Denver.

Eventbrite - 2015 Affective Needs Conference

Keynote Documents:

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

PBIS and Restorative Practices

Conference Documents:

See this year’s Sessions

See this year’s Brochure

The Colorado Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders and the Colorado Department of Education is sponsoring a one-day skill-building and awareness-level conference on meeting the affective needs of students.  This conference will be beneficial for any professional who works with students with significant affective needs in a school environment, as well as those who are preparing for a career in this field.  The conference will focus on the social, emotional and behavioral needs of all students, with a strong focus on “Tier 2 and Tier 3” information and interventions.

Our Keynote Speaker for 2015

Jeffrey Sprague, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Sprague is a professor of special education and director of the UO Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. He directs federal, state, and local research and demonstration projects related to positive behavior supports, response to intervention, youth violence prevention, alternative education, juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment, and school safety. His research activities encompass applied behavior analysis, positive behavior supports, functional behavioral assessment, school safety, youth violence prevention, and juvenile delinquency prevention.

Sprague is a contributor to “”Early Warning, Timely Response,”” and the “”1998, 1999, and 2000 President’s Annual Reports on School Safety.”” In 1990 and 1997, he coauthored the first guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment (O’Neill et al., 1997). He has written a book on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design for school administrators. Jeff Sprague has authored a book on school safety with Hill Walker for Guilford Publications (Sprague & Walker, 2005;, and a book on School Wide Positive Behavior Supports with Annemieke Golly (2004; In 2008 he published a book on Response to Intervention and Behavior Supports ( He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. Sprague directs an R01 research grant from National Institute in Drug Abuse to conduct the first evaluation of the effects of Positive Behavior Supports in middle schools.

We are going paperless, and to support this, WE NOW HAVE WI-FI FOR ALL ATTENDEES, so bring your device!


Hotel Reservations

Doubletree Hotel Denver

3203 Quebec Street ~ Denver, Colorado

Conference rate on hotel is $109 per night (King or Double).

Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 25, 2015 at

(303) 321-3333

Eventbrite - 2015 Affective Needs Conference