Sample behavior plans and more | Autism PDD


Sample behavior plans and more | Autism PDD

NorwayMom--you are heaven sent!!!

Thank you for always finding just what I need, lol.

We sometimes read advice on this forum that a child needs a Functional Behavior Assessment and a Behavior Plan.  I'm sure I'm not the only one for whom these terms are a bit of a mystery.

Luckily, I ran across some good resources on  Here's their article with links, including blank forms and samples for problems like aggression.


Write Your Own Behavior Plan

A good Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) can make a big difference in how a student with special needs acts and reacts in a school setting. However, getting the appropriate school personnel to do the necessary behavior analysis and put a plan together can be a frustratingly lengthy process. You may want to try proposing a behavior plan of your own -- particularly if you have a good relationship with your child study team, and your child's teachers are as frustrated by the delays as you are. At the very least, seeing behavior plans that others have put together can help you be an active participant in the planning process. Here are some examples of successful behavior plans -- and blank forms that some school districts use to make them.

Sample Plans for Specific Disabilities

Asperger syndrome, elementary school
Asperger syndrome, middle school
Bipolar disorder
Fetal Alcohol Effects
Learning Disabilities/ADHD (Format #3) (PDF)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Format #1) (PDF)

Sample Plans for Specific Behaviors

Aggressive behavior (Format #2) (PDF)
Aggressive behavior (PDF)
Avoiding demanding tasks (PDF)
Disruptive classroom behavior
Hyperventilating, biting, hitting (PDF)

Blank Forms

Behavior Intervention Plan (PDF)
Behavioral Support Plan
Positive Behavior Support Plan
Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan

Request that your behavior plan be made a part of your child's IEP, as a parent addendum if not a part of the official program, so that anyone who works with your child will be made aware of it.


You'll want to specifically bring it to the attention of new teachers and aides as well, since not everybody reads the IEP as thoroughly as they should.
More articles on Functional Behavioral Assessment here:

You're welcome. 

I thought the samples were also nice in that a person could use them to "quality check" behavior plans written by the school's expert.  I mean, how are we supposed to know if a behavior plan is well-done if we've never even seen one before?

Norway mom, you are awesome. Thank you so much. I feel at times so lost in all the IEP stuff. I am not sure what is required of the school, and what is not. The school district here is horrible. I have fought them since 2002, and frankly I am tired of it.

Thanks to your wonderful help, when I go to the meeting on the 3rd I will be prepared.

Thanks a million.....

these are great


Thanks so much, NorwayMom.

My children are homeschooled but just last week, a friend of mine, whose son was just diagnosed with ASD and Tourette's called me in tears asking for just the stuff you posted ... you must be a mind reader!!! 

Thanks so much.  I have forwarded the whole page on to her (and given you full credit, of course ... she knows how limited I am at computer searches!!) so she can pass it along to her son's school.

Thanks again, NorwayMom.


P.S.  Would you happen to know where, if such website exists, I could find a chart sample, to record behaviors as they occur throughout the day?  I'm thinking of a "check mark" type of chart, quick to fill out (to keep on my fridge door so I can just mark off behaviors as they occur)  I made one by hand (as I have no computer skills!!!) listing typical stuff on the left (foods eaten, amount of sleep, weather, company at our house, other disrupting factors, etc. and the behaviors shown on the top, meltdowns, pushing, sleep disturbances, digestive problems, etc.) to cross-reference as quickly as possible.  I hope I'm explaining this right ... Thanks for any help you can offer, NorwayMom (or any others reading this)



 I was just ready to type a long post asking ofr resources on the FBA!!

 BTW - the school teacher wrote ANOTHER note yesterday abt the aggreive behavior!! Anyway I found out that dd had not eaten a morsel and hence the aggression!!! So I wrote a long note back myself saying - when you KNOW she skipped lunch and breakfast - I think you can't expect that hungry 3 yr oldto comply - we need to look at it from a non-autism point of view... A hungry child always misbehaves till he/she gets fed!!!! I am glad I did this!

Hi claire,

These are ones we have used in my job..probably not what you are looking for but, maybe something on these links you can use. They are more geared towards positive behavior but some have fun activities to get the kids involved.


i'm sure NM will come up with the ones you need but thought I would share these as well.

Nice that this old topic has come in handy for so many of you!

Thanks for the new links, Kelly. had a neat twist, using dot-to-dot or coloring page format for behavior charts (instead of the usual sticker charts).  I've also heard of using a game board for a behavior chart.

The latitudes site seems to be down today, but I took a peek at it with google cache.  Looks like the same good quality as the freebehaviorcharts site.

Would this chart be useful for you, Claire?  It looks like you can edit the column titles. lendar.doc

Practical functional behavioral assessment training manual for school-based personnel: calFBA_TrainingManual.pdf

Here's an explanation of how to do a functional behavior analysis, with links to EXCELLENT checklists/forms.

This isn't a behavior plan, but could be used as a behavioral tool.  It's called a Thinking Sheet, to help the child identify which misbehavior it was, how he was feeling, and what he can do next time.

Click on the image to enlarge it.

Thanks a ton!!  I'm always so glad when stuff like this is bounced.

U rock!

Thanks everyone.

I guess what I am looking for is to try and pinpoint any common threads on days where my oldest has way more meltdowns ... try to figure out possible triggers by charting as much as possible and then sit back, read it all and see what my "detective eyes" can come up with.  I already know the weather is a huge factor for him.  Just wondered about other possible factors I could actually try to change (nothing I can do about the weather sadly!!)

Thanks again for your help.

Claire in still snowy Canada

Claire --

Would the chart on page 15 be useful? .pdf

You've probably seen this before, but here's my collection of meltdown resources: p;KW=meltdown+resources

Perfect!!!!  Thanks so much, NorwayMom.

This site is awesome because of people like you helping people like me.

Claire xxx