I Support Behaviour is a team of independent specialist Behaviour Analysts. David Corcoran is the founder of I Support Behaviour and has 30 years’ experience in the field of autism, learning disability, and working with individuals with complex care and support needs.
As a highly specialist team, we use the research and knowledge base of Positive Behaviour Support to help create better lives for people with autism and/or a learning disability. Many of the individuals that we work with engage in distressed behaviours that can be difficult for families and/or services to understand and manage.
Life for a person with more complex support needs can be limited, individuals are often vulnerable, and can become marginalised further and isolated from their community. Many of the people that I Support Behaviour work with are on risk registers due to their complex support needs, are a 'Child in Need' or are on a 'Child Protection Plan'. There is a risk of family life or a service breaking down. For such individuals, this risk of being further isolated from family and community is real - such individuals face being sent to Residential School or being sectioned under the Mental Health Act (1983).
I Support Behaviour works closely within the Government's Transforming Care agenda. We work directly with children, young people, and adults. We have been successful at preventing hospital admissions and enabling people to stay within their home and community. We have also worked to support discharge for many individuals that are being treated in a hospital setting under the Mental Health Act due to the complex nature of behaviours that place the individual, or those around them at significant risk. In many instances we have supported individuals to return back to a community placement, with family or a service, where the person has been in hospital for fifteen years or more.
Functional Behaviour Assessments are the foundation of our work and enable us to understand the variables that lead to, reinforce, and maintain behaviours that are a product of the individual's diagnoses, often trauma, and also the environment around them. We use our knowledge and clinical skills within Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour Support to create individualised interventions that:
This approach employs the Multi-Element model of Positive Behaviour Support. This has been highly successful for our team and enables us to achieve different outcomes for the people and the families/services that we support. For many, our involvement has been described as transformative and life changing. We are part of many success stories where it was previously assumed that a person would never be discharged from their section within an inpatient setting. Our work creates a different narrative around an individual, and it has meant that not only has remaining within the community been possible, these people are now flourishing living the kind of everyday life that we all aspire to.
All of our team are educated to a minimum of Masters Level, with some of the team also holding further post graduate qualifications in related fields. Members of our team are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) or they are being supervised to achieve this certification.
We have our head office in North Watford. Please contact us if would like to make a referral or require more information.
A world in which people with autism and/or learning disabilities thrive
To deliver practical training and effective interventions in Positive Behaviour Support to families and organisations caring for individuals with autism, learning disabilities and similar complex needs, enabling participation in community life in ways that work for them.
We employ highly qualified and experienced Behavioural Analysts specialising in the field of Positive Behavioural Support
When we work with lots of different people, we see better results for the people we support
Keeping it simple
Everyone is able to participate because our strategies are straight forward, easy to understand and relate to everyday life
Everyone is able to share a common identity when people work together to create a sense of belonging
We always ensure that we work in the best interest of the infamily, ensuring that we do no harm
☑ Small, friendly business
☑ Personalised service
☑ Highest standards of quality
☑ 30 years’ experience
☑ Bespoke and individualised
☑ Autism specialist service
☑ Individualised programmes
☑ Focus on communication
☑ Skills development
☑ Supporting behaviour
☑ Increasing community access
☑ Training families and services
☑ Review of success
☑ Planned withdrawal
I Support Behaviour
Wenta Business Centre, Watford, England WD24 7ND, United Kingdom
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