What’s new

Handing the power to family carers through Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) resources

Professor Richard Hastings (University of Warwick) posted on 05/05/16

I am a researcher, so I am going to start this blog with some research findings. In 2014, Gemma Griffith (Bangor University) and I published a study where we summarised research studies from around the world in which family carers of children and adults with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges were interviewed about their lives. […]

Photo credit: Keith Wyncoll

Keeping in sight and in mind – supporting family contact in residential special schools

Claire Dorer posted on 03/05/16

“Parents often talk about how hard it is to take the decision for their child to live outside the family home – even if they have fought hard for a specialist school placement. Where schools are a long distance from the family home, there are particular concerns about how to stay in touch. “A good […]

Dehumanised. Feelings don’t count. Silenced by red tape. Held down.

Lost in Transition

Jen, Christopher's mum posted on 12/04/16

We have all heard the phrase ‘transition is like falling off a cliff, or into a black hole.’ That is exactly what it was like for me and my son. Our family’s experience inspired me to create Lost in Transition, a short film. I want our story to make people think, to give feeling to […]

Where do we go for help?

Jacqui Shurlock and Heather Armstrong posted on 21/03/16

Over the three years we have been working towards “Paving the Way” many families have said to us “We knew there was a problem when our child was really young but we did not know who to go to for help.”  Those families who did speak to a professional often found that person was as […]

Welcome to our website!

posted on 14/03/16

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Paving the Way online resource. Paving the Way is our new name for the Early Intervention Project, a joint project between the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, and the Council for Disabled Children.