We are glad you are here! The next course starts 7th August 2023.
The 12-week program is just one way you can join us to explore and add to our understanding of why people experience stress or dysregulation which can lead to them showing us that they need support. Some of these ways can at times be of concern to us or challenge our thinking about how to support them well. This program helps us in understanding people's needs and how we can support them and yourself to lead the best life possible.
Informed by the latest knowledge, research and lived experience
Grounded in neuroscience and human rights
Understanding and respecting neurodiversity
What does the program look like?
- 12 weeks of self-paced and guided learning in an online format
- Access to 7 chapters of information equivalent to around 11-15 hours of learning for 12 months
- 4 live group zoom sessions where we can personally connect and explore your individual needs
- Program booklet
- Access to other resources and tools you can use in your planning and support in an ongoing way
- additional added videos and information for no extra fee
- connection to our ITaBW Families network and online hub where you can access information and conversations all the time (coming soon)
Building our insight is an important step to knowing how we may travel a road of developing supports across our life journey.
We know what's important and what works. Our own kids are now adults who have at times experienced stress in their life resulting in behaviour that can be hard for them and others. They now tell us and others including the NDIS what is important and what works to feel good, feel in control, feel connected and have the life they choose.
What does it cost?
The cost of the program is $595+gst for a family or Support worker doing independently and $100+gst per support worker who attends with a family member. GST is waived if your registration is funded through an NDIS plan.
If you have done the course before and want to redo it or send one of your support workers, contact us for course access pricing options. These pricing options will vary dependent on if you are accessing the course material alone or the course with coaching.
This program is aimed at family members, and at times the people in the person's direct support network. Often we have a person's whole support team joining, in which case we work directly with your support network to personalise the content and coaching.
The program may be funded through your NDIS plan, but if not, and access is prohibitive because of cost, we encourage you to contact us to discuss options. We are here to help families. This is really important to us, so please do call.
Courses are capped at smaller groups of participants so we can connect on a more personal level with participants in coaching sessions. We offer the program at regular times through the year, so the best way to enrol is to send in an EOI and we can let you know when the next one is starting or you can jump on our events page to see the starting date of the next round.
Once you've registered your interest, we will contact you to let you know some more details about the course and the link to enrol.
I have finished the course and it was fantastic! I have never received so much information that I can implement in my work or my life before. I can not recommend your course enough. It has helped me grow so much as a support worker as well as a person. I feel that it has changed the relationship between myself and the person I support in a positive way.
Thankyou so much for the most amazing course. It is best course I have ever completed. The Coaching is such a great idea to reflect on learning. I am up to the parental leadership section at the moment, I was crying listening to it and so many of the parts resonated with my families experience. It is never expressed and discussed. I think being a Teacher/Therapist and a parent of a child with a disability is a unique journey and I have not meet anyone else on this journey. I have absolutely loved the course as have my support team.
Thanks for such a insightful and knowledgeable course and content. I got so much out of it and encouraged myself and my family to look at our son and brother differently and better understand him. I would highly recommend it to anyone I know. Thanks for sharing all your personal journeys it really helps to see things thru others eyes.
Our program has been evaluated by the University of Western Australia a few times now. Each time the outcomes have shown long lasting impact on the capacity, wellbeing and quality of life for families and their loved ones. We can tell you more about this if you are interested.
Our introduction chapter will have us explore how we think about behaviour and start to explore what might influence a person to need to engage or explores themselves in ways that are hard for them and or others. We have a closer look at the way our brain and bodies work in response to stress and how this can lead to experiences or behaviours that may concern us.
When our needs are not met
We know that we all will experience stress or dysregulation and sometimes do things that stress us or others when our underlying needs are not met or something is wrong. But what are those underlying needs? How do we understand our needs from a human rights, brain and body experience and relationship based lens?
Shifting the lens
How we view behaviour and the needs of people is so very important when understanding and creating approaches to support people well and hopefully reduce the likelihood of behaviours that can be hard for them and others. Here we talk about some important frameworks and ways of thinking to consider as a starting point to creating change.
Chapter 4 (Part 1)
Supporting needs and reducing stress
In this chapter we start to explore how to build supports to meet underlying needs in relationships, health and sensory regulation. How does this impact on our general regulation and stress?
Chapter 4 (Part 2)
Supporting needs and reducing stress
We continue our discussion about underlying needs, discussing how to build supports to meet needs for interaction, communication, predictability and processing. What does this mean for all people including neurodivergent people and those that may have experienced trauma?
A co-regulation approach
Effective support is based on helping people be regulated, feel safe and connected. We discuss how regulation develops regardless of age and how we can best support and respond when our loved one is stressed, anxious, upset or simply finding something hard. How do we do this from a brain and body approach?
Our last chapter helps us pull all the information together and think about how you, as the most important and knowledgable person in your son or daughter's life can lead the way in planning and advocating for the best support approaches and services that make sense to your family.