The Summer edition of ‘Challenge’, the Newsletter of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, is available now

“Most families have the same aspirations for their children, whether or not they have a disability. Mine are that my children are happy, and lead interesting and fulfilling lives. The only difference between my disabled son and his non-disabled sisters is that Daniel needs more support to enable him to do this.”

-Vivien Cooper, CEO of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s Summer Newsletter is out now and is available in hardcopy, online and via email. This summer edition is themed around “prevention and positive steps” and contains information about planning positive experiences for your loved one, and about helping people with learning disabilities to overcome negative experiences when they sadly do occur.

The newsletter includes family stories, articles about early intervention and support for family carers, and several summaries of new resources from the CBF, including an information sheet about ‘Teaching New Skills’ and an FAQ about the Law.

This summer newsletter also includes a two-page section on the topic of overcoming negative experiences. These pages include a professional opinion, information about trauma support, and some family perspectives.

You can read the full version of the newsletter online using issuu, or by downloading the PDF from our website. You can sign up to an electronic version here or email with your address to request a hard copy.

About The Challenging Behaviour Foundation:

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is an independent charity providing information, support and workshops around challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities to families and professionals. The CBF leads the ‘Challenging Behaviour National Strategy Group’ which seeks to influence policy and practice nationally and has developed the Challenging Behaviour Charter.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation was founded in 1997 by Vivien Cooper, parent of a son with severe learning disabilities who displays behaviour described as challenging. Today the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is in regular contact with over 5000 families and professionals across the UK. There are an estimated 30,000 individuals in England with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging.