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Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Spacer P.O. Box 1683, Manhattan, KS  66505, 785-539-5252
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2015 Symposium

February 26, 27, 28
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

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New information available for the 2015 Symposium Keynote, pre-symposium workshops and special Saturday sessions announced. For the 33rd year, the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders will address cutting-edge issues of interest to professionals working with students with emotional/behavioral disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Our comprehensive, three-day program starts with workshops on Thursday, followed by keynote, breakouts, posters, exhibits and more.

Keynote Session
Resistance to Change: Overcoming Limitations Toward Addressing Student's Challenging Behaviors - John W. Maag

Dr. Maag is a Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he specializes in the education and treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. He is a nationally recognized behavioral consultant on best practices for managing resistance and improving relationships with others. Dr. Maag has published over 90 articles and four books. He has won teaching awards including a University wide award for teaching excellence.


  • Tantrums and meltdowns-students with autism
  • Escape and avoidance behavior
  • Trauma informed interventions
  • Preschool for young children
  • Intensive interventions
  • Culture, Behavior and Disproportionality
  • Behavior strategies for teachers

Breakout Sessions Include Four Special Strands

  • Academics
  • Autism
  • Bullying
  • Master Teachers

Saturday Workshops

  • Violence against teachers
  • Legal issues about behavior
  • Solutions for difficult behavior problems
  • Data collection and use

Join us for poster session, Symposium party, vendors, exhibits, networking opportunities, and more!

Thank you for joining us at the
Conference on Behavior Issues for School Leaders

October 9 - 10, 2014
KU Edwards Campus Conference Center
Overland Park, Kansas

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Richard James Whelan


Recipient of the first
MSLBD Outstanding Service & Leadership Award

(Lawrence-Journal World)


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