Well, we know that we all have a variety of needs that may be considered complex by others, but for some of us this seems much more descriptive. For example:
- If you have an intellectual & developmental disability (learning disability) and haven’t been taught or developed a method or system of communicating (such as speech, sign language or use of symbols)
- If you have autism and your sensory and perceptual experiences are riddled with challenges that don’t seem to bother others
- If you have experienced traumatic events in your life
- If you are family who care and support a relative who experiences similar challenges (to those above)
We view these as additional complexities that provide people with significant challenges to daily life. We certainly don’t mean to be derogatory and in fact, we like the term as it keeps us on our toes. Usually the people we become involved with require careful, considerate and highly personalised approaches, ’off-the-shelf-support’ just won’t do!
Our training, qualifications and most importantly our experience puts us in a position to work in partnership with people to seek solutions to complex and challenging situations (not complex and challenging people)