Families develop a sense of hope for the future by being able to put things in place now for their son or daughter’s future, rather than dreading what will happen
when they’re gone. When supporting families that are supporting a son or daughter with challenging behaviour, the emotional support the family will need cannot be emphasised
enough. There will be steps forward and back along the way. Through the supportive relationships, access to information, the right support and hope for the future,
families will be able to develop and work toward their vision for a good life for their son or daughter and themselves.
This paper was presented at the Community Resource Unit - The Challenge of Inclusion Conference 2005