Positive Approaches – FMS Learning Series (Grande Prairie)
FMS Learning Series 2023-2024
Presented by the Inclusion Alberta Family Resource Centre – Grande Prairie & Area
Saturday, November 25 2023. 10am-3pm
Centre 2000, Al Robertson Room (11330 106 St, Grande Prairie)
Arne Fulton, Provincial Coordinator of the Complex Needs Initiative at Inclusion Alberta, will be discussing the pressing issue of how people with developmental disabilities are often misunderstood and labelled as having challenging behaviour or complex needs. Unfortunately, this misidentification can result in the person’s needs being ignored, isolation, or even punishment for attempting to express themselves. Arne will share with attendees the meaningful and thoughtful positive approaches that Inclusion Alberta employs in collaboration with families, individuals, family-managed support staff, and service providers. These approaches aim to foster stability and inclusivity for individuals with developmental disabilities who are identified as having complex needs.
During this session, we will explore powerful concepts and methods, including:
- Understanding loneliness and how it relates to unmet needs
- Using Trauma Informed Care for a compassionate approach
- Normalizing behaviour expression as a means of communication
- Reframing behaviour descriptions through a new lens of communication
Families and FMS/FSCD staff are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.