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Understanding Challenging Behaviour - Melbourne VIC

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Inclusion Melbourne

67 Sutherland Road

Armadale, VIC 3143

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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.

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Right Mindset – Challenge the assumptions you make about disability and challenging behaviour and be open to doing things differently.
Understand Challenging Behaviour – Understand when behaviour truly is challenging and when it is ok not to respond.
Uphold Rights – Recognise how limiting human rights can cause challenging behaviours
Find a Better Way – Learn why restrictive practice doesn’t work and be open to a better way.
Meet Needs – Recognise what needs are not being met and address them to reduce challenging behaviours
Collaborate – Work with schools, services and other professionals to get on the same page and work together to reduce challenging behaviours
Network – build friendship networks to help you build a better life for you and your family

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Jaquie Mills

Jaquie MillsJaquie 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.


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