Low arousal – a wellbeing approach to managing challenging behaviour – A brief Overview

A well-being approach to managing challenging behaviour:   Image credit:https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/11-best-books-that-will-improve-your-life.html Low arousal approaches were developed in the late 80s by Dr Andrew McDonnell BSc MSc PhD. A non-aversive positive psychology approach is at the core of the approach. Image credit: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/the-art-of-self-reflection/ Thematically the philosophy encourages us to constantly question our own behaviour when working in…

Screening ‘This is Nicholas – Living With Autism’.

ARCS recently sponsored the screening of Award Winning Tipperary Director Nicholas-Ryan Purcell’s documentary ‘This is Nicholas – Living with Autism’. Autism Residential Care Services Ltd – Empowering a voice for choice, independence and inclusionWith support from family, school teachers and influential people, obstacles were overcome and challenges faced.  This documentary is supported by archival video and…

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Welcome to Top Tips from our Autism Experts Top Tips More tips from our experts (**tips are supplementary to interventions you may already have in place for your loved one and are not intended to replace any MDT guidance) Meal times can be incredibly stressful for somebody with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are many reasons…