This is a first draft of a chapter from my next book about working with people with disabilities. I’m trying to tel some stories about people I worked with, again to help others learn from. The book is in it’s very early stages so it will be a long time before it’s published. “I can … More Grant: A man who cannot be helped.
Everything I write, almost everything I do, what all of us do is about behaviour. One of the things that significantly affects behaviour is significant world events. World War II has continued to affect behaviour, and 9/11 is one of the most recent modern events that has changed the world’s behaviour. What does this mean? … More The Breeding of Hate
I started my (so far) 15 year career working with disabled and Autistic people in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s also where I started to become an adult, so the city means a lot to me, but I have issues (another story, but read my previous piece to shed some light https://everydaybehaviour.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/an-open-letter-to-wellington-new-zealand/) My first job in … More Lock up the Autistic Kid!
Unprotected, Overprotected (note: you can read the report in the link this article, or download the PDF) This is a particularly important report, in all honesty there’s very little in here I didn’t know already. The research was based around a relatively small number of participants but that doesn’t matter to me, because it is … More Unprotected, Overprotected report
Many of you in the UK will be familiar with the problems that have plagued Kids Company over the last year, or years in fact as it’s now revealed. For those who don’t know Kids Company is a Charity led by CEO and spokesperson Camila Batmanghelidjh. Camila has long been publicly very visible advocating for … More Don’t give a child a fish… why Kid’s Company is so wrong.
Interesting article, certainly reflects my own views over the years. There’s a happy medium to be found for sure. http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jan/19/learning-disability-care-institutions-atu