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Behavior Specialist/Deans Meetings

These meetings are designed to share information about researched-based behavior change methods, working with students diagnosed with Autism and increasing academic and behavioral success among the ESE population. Behavior Specialists and Deans from all schools in OCPS are invited. To register go to Sign Me Up. The course is listed under Instructional then ESE.

Crisis Prevention Intervention

OCPS will be providing training throughout the school year for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, which is a two-day class that will provide the participants with information on the verbal de-escalation techniques and the approval to use restraint techniques. We will also be providing one day Verbal Only class which provides educators with the verbal de-escalation techniques and the principals of personal safety.

Once trained to continue to maintain the approval to use Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, you will need to attend a refresher course within the year of your initial approval. Refresher classes will be conducted throughout the year. We have several new refresher courses being offered this year. We have new refresher courses being offered this school year. We have one on Bullying, another on PBIS, and lastly Trauma Informed Care. Additionally, we will continue to provide our Traditional Refresher, and our specialized training in Autism.

For OCPS employees to register for any of these courses. Please go to Sign Me Up, look under Instructional and then click on Classroom Management. If you need any other assistance contact Sarah Poor-Drewes at [email protected] or 407-317-3200 Ext 2696

Professional Crisis Management

Professional Crisis Management is a complete and fully integrated system designed to manage crisis situations effectively, safely, and with dignity. It is composed of four primary strategies: Crisis prevention strategies, Crisis de-escalation strategies, Crisis intervention strategies, and Post Crisis strategies. This system is effective when working with students who have limited cognitive ability.

Currently, this procedure is only used at our more intensive center sites, such as Magnolia, Cherokee, Brookshire Elementary, Glendridge Middle School, Andover Elementary, Rock Springs Elementary, Frangus Elementary, West Creek Elementary, and Winter Park High School.


CHAMPS is a training class to help classroom teachers to develop or fine-tune their classroom management plan. The training consists of seven modules that assist in developing proactive and positive strategies. If you need any further information please visit the Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System at FDLRS Action.