There is a wide range of information that is important to truly understand the people we support. The following tools may be used to capture information to build on the knowledge collected using the previous resources. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach; it is important to explore the tools based on the person you are supporting and to recognize that using a combination of various tools may be necessary.
Tools to Facilitate Understanding Support Needs
Standardized Admission Process
A Standardized Admissions Working Group is collaborating to revise the process and associated documents in preparation for a pilot phase; a working group is formulating next steps to develop a pilot in order to test and evaluate.
The objective of Comprehensive Behaviour Support is to facilitate meaningful lifestyle changes rather than to solely reduce the frequency, duration or intensity of challenging and/or dangerous or harmful behaviours. Although challenging and/or dangerous or harmful behaviours are regarded seriously, they are not the primary focus of the support strategy. One must look beyond the behaviour itself and focus upon teaching and creating an environment where the participant feels accepted by, and important to, those who live and work with her.