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Understanding Behaviour – Melbourne VIC
July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AESTA$100.00
Microboards Australia and Developmental Disability WA have been working together with West Australian families to find out what families want to know about behaviour. This workshop, co-designed with families from WA’s Side by Side peer program, explores the reasons for challenging behaviour and how understanding behaviour can help families to make better informed decisions about behaviour support.
Challenging behaviours can reduce the likelihood of a person being able to participate in their community and can be dangerous for the person and others. So it’s really important that all people involved in the person’s life understand what’s behind challenging behaviours so they can work together to reduce these behaviours and get better outcomes for the person they support.
Why some people might behave in ways that can be harmful to themselves, others or to property, or which make it hard to include them
What current research says are more effective ways to respond
Why there are many different approaches to behaviour and how to decide what’s best for the person you love or support
How families and services can get on the same page
Jaquie has been one of the pioneer families developing the microboard model in Australia over the past decade in partnership with Vela Canada. Her son Eli’s microboard has supported him to have an active social life, his own business, a girlfriend and to live independently.
A former high school teacher, she has a particular interest in how to support people with complex communication needs and behaviours which can be challenging. She was a finalist in the 2017 West Australian of the Year awards in recognition of her work supporting people with complex needs.
This workshop is supported by Inclusion Melbourne and Developmental Disability WA