We work with people with disability, their family and support workers using a problem-solving approach.

Our highly experienced practitioners aim to understand why a person uses behaviours of concern to have their needs met.

Together, we develop strategies to change the social and physical environment to better meet a person’s needs. We also teach people skills so that they can cope better with the challenges of daily life – so they can live the life they want to lead.

Our positive behaviour support practitioners can improve a person’s quality of life and support them to participate more fully in their relationships, school, work, leisure activities and their community.

Because when people are happily engaged in doing things they like, with the people they like, they tend not to use behaviours of concern.

Let us help your situation.

Grounded in science and evidence

Positive Behaviour Support is proven to work. It’s a comprehensive approach that focuses on addressing the person’s needs, their home environment and overall quality of life.

Case Studies

Carol, late 20’s

Behaviours of concern: Verbal and physical aggression

Carol has a great sense of humour but gets easily frustrated when people don’t understand her. She has autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizo affective disorder, and a cognitive impairment. Understanding the triggers of Carol’s behaviour and using various strategies to respond to her anxiety and mental health distress was the key to improving Carol’s quality of life.

Julie, mid 40’s

Behaviours of concern: Regularly taking things from people, blaming others

In her mid-40’s, Julie has a job and has a great network of friends and family. Several times a week, Julie’s kleptomania can create all sorts of difficulties. Positive Behaviour Support helped identify the cause of her behaviours, which were linked to feelings of being hurt or anxious. But when engaged socially and with strategies to validate and reassure her, Julie’s health and wellbeing are improved.