Supporting choice and control when a person has behaviours that concern us

After this webinar, you will have a better understanding of working with people who have behaviours of concern and how you can demonstrate leadership in supporting choice and control and decision-making.
  • Duration: 1 hr 30min
  • Date recorded: 30 November 2022
  • Includes: Transcription and closed captioning
Price: A$66 includes GST.
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This webinar is part of our Supported Decision-making series and and can be purchased at a discounted rate in a bundle. This webinar takes a rights-based approach to positive behaviour support and support for decision-making, with a focus on home and living situations.
People with disability and their families can email us for free access to this webinar. 

Our panel of experts will discuss:

  • Common reasons people may display behaviours of concern
  • The link between positive behaviour support, human rights and improving quality of life
  • Function and alternatives to restrictive practices
  • Strategies to support positive behaviour
  • Supporting self determination of people who have complex support needs
  • The role of support coordinators in supporting people who have behaviours that concern us

About the presenters

Donna White - National Director Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

Donna White has been working at the NDIS Commission for over 4 years in a range of behaviour support positions and began in the National Director Behaviour Support role in June 2021. Donna has worked in the disability sector for over 30 years and before starting with the NDIS Commission worked in a Statewide Behaviour Intervention Service in NSW.  

Donna is a certified practicing speech pathologist and has extensive experience supporting people with disability who have complex communication, behavioural, forensic, trauma and health-related support needs.  Donna has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), Master of Arts (Communication Disorders) and a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Trauma. Donna is a published editor and author, and has presented at national and international conferences on issues related to clinical practice, intellectual disability, positive behaviour support and mental health.

Debbie Lobb – Director of Professional Supports and Behaviour Support Consultant,  Microboards Australia

Debbie Lobb is a specialist behaviour practitioner and is known across the disability sector for her leadership roles in supporting organisations and families to understand the underlying needs and experiences of people with disability, particularly in relation to complex behaviour or communication needs. Debbie is regularly sought for her knowledge and experience in developing behaviour support models of practice and for her gentle supportive approach to partnering with people to go on a journey of discovery and support development.

Sally Robinson – Professor of Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University

Sally Robinson does research with children, young people and adults with disability about what helps them feel safe, well and happy at difficult times in their lives. Most of her work is done in teams that include people with disability as researchers as well as asking them for their views. She also works with governments and organisations on listening to the things that matter to people with disability.

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This webinar is also included in our Supported Decision-making bundle:

The bundle includes 4 webinars that will build your understanding of how to enable good supported decision-making.