Many families face challenging behavior from their child with special needs. You are not alone!

“What experts call ‘behavior management’ is not about punishing or demoralizing your child. Instead, it’s a way to set boundaries and communicate expectations in a nurturing, loving way. Discipline — correcting kids’ actions, showing them what’s right and wrong, what’s acceptable and what’s not — is one of the most important ways that all parents can show their kids that they love and care about them.

If your child or teen exhibits challenging behavior due to a developmental disability, this 4-session class may be for you. Participation is limited to families who live in Santa Clara County with children ages 0 – 17. Attendance is limited to 8 families to allow for confidential sharing and discussion.  

To get the full benefit of this wonderful program, plan to attend all sessions.

Discussion topics include:
  • What is behavior? What are the four functions of behavior?
  • Analyzing patterns of behavior and A-B-C techniques.
  • Logging and Interventions
  • Family Values and creating a Positive Environment
  • Assertive discipline
  • Self-care for caregivers
  • Practice using real-life scenarios you encounter with your child

Understanding Maladaptive Behavior in Children with Disabilities is offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Please contact us for more information.

Program sponsored in part by Santa Clara County Child Abuse Prevention Program.