Contact has produced some tips for managing behaviour that challenges.      Click icon, on the left to view.      For example, tell your child what you would like them to do rather than what not to do.added

At the bottom of the page are links to related material, including this guide PDF to Understanding your child’s behaviour.

Doc icon  Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation offers information and guidance to families & carers who have a relative with severe learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour.      Click page icon for their home page.

Look under Your stories.      They bring the topic to life and help to make things      Also:

  • There are quite a lot of resources to browse and download.     
  • Click phone icon to find out about their phone and email service.     
  • They have pages about understanding and addressing challenging behaviour.
  • They also offer a range of workshops that can be organised on request.     See Workshop FAQ 
    They suggest asking your school, carer group, local authority or other organisation to host the workshops.

See our Schools page about Springwell Alternative Academy and Pilgrim School.       Also  Behaviour professionals for NICE guidance.


To get specialist NHS help in coping with your child’s behaviour ask your GP for a referral.      Click icon to find out what the specialist will want to know .

Doc icon  National Autistic Society

Click on the icon for the National Autistic Society’s range of pages covering issues linked to behaviour.      They offer practical information and talk about causes.

Wider area

There is a range of services that might be worth a look.

“If it feels like challenging behaviour it is challenging behaviour”.      “You do what you have to do to get through the day.
It’s not giving in, it’s coping.”      Geoff Evans – autism speaker.

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