PRISMS is offering up to 12 grants to bring special education teachers, special education coordinators and/or support staff to attend PRISMS 2018 International Conference for training and support.

The application process will be open to special education teachers, BCBA, resource specialists, residential or day program support staff and job coaches who also work, or anticipate working, with a student with SMS. This grant program is offered in conjunction with the Teacher Training Workshop that will be presented on Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA, and Brenda Finucane, MS, LGC, members of PRISMS Professional Advisory Board. The grants will help support staff to attend the conference and receive training from the SMS experts in the field of education, behavioral supports, vocational training, job coaching and genetics.

Grant applications are due by May 1st, 2018, so don’t delay in submitting your application. To submit your grant application, please complete the form below.

See you in Pittsburgh, PA, at the PRISMS 2018 10th SMS International Conference in July!


In completing the form below please fill out all fields marked as required. Thanks!

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provide first & last name if no postal code, please enter "n/a"

Are you currently working with a person with SMS?

If yes, how many years and in what capacity?

Age(s) of the SMS person(s) with whom you work:

comma separate multiple ages (do not provide name of SMS individual(s))

If no, when do you anticipate working with an SMS person (month/year and in what capacity)?

if no entry, please enter "n/a"

In what setting do you or will you work with an SMS person?

school, vocational site, residential, day program, etc.

What are you hoping to learn by attending the conference?

How do you plan to share the information you learn from the conference with your colleagues?

Please specify the amount of funding you will need to attend the conference and for what purpose (e.g., travel, hotel, etc). Funding is available up to $1650 per approved applicant. (Note - if you are a 12-month employee, PRISMS cannot provide reimbursement for your salary while you are at the conference).

Please check the box below and respond to the CAPTCHA prompt, then click the "Submit Grant Application" button to submit your grant application to PRISMS.