Illinois Service Resource Center provides support for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in educational programs serving students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. PBIS is a school-wide behavior management system designed to encourage essential social skills. The program teaches and reinforces positive behavior rather than punishing negative behavior. 

Current programs receiving support include:

  • Center Glen School
  • Centerview Therapeutic School
  • Charleston School District
  • Child's Voice School
  • Exceptional Children Have Opportunities (ECHO)
  • Illinois School for the Deaf
  • John Powers Center
  • Marion School for the Hearing Impaired
  • Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education (SWCCCASE)
  • U-46 School District

ECHO Behavior Team Poster Presentation

The Behavior Team from ECHO had a poster presentation at the 2013 National PBIS Conference. Here are some photos!

Cool Tools

Cool Tools are lesson plans that teach behavioral expectations in different locations of the school (hallway, classroom, bathroom, etc).

Sample Cool Tools:


Additional Resources



Students at John Powers Center have lunch with Fireman Tony. These students earned this privilege while participating in the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.