My name is Adam Garland and since about 2002 I have worked with individuals with special needs in schools, colleges, sports sessions, residential holidays, day trips, residential units, family homes and on holidays with the individuals and their respected family. I have worked with young children on early intervention programs, older children/teenagers/adults on emergency intervention, individuals of all ages on progression or issue specific strategies, and most of all family units including older and younger siblings as well as extended family. So as you can see my experienced is quite wide ranging, however throughout all of this work and volunteering it has become increasingly apparent that individuals that exhibit aspects of challenging behaviour, if left unchallenged or indulged, often develop to utilise more volatile behaviours leaving them very much isolated from the local community. This then lead me to look into what the parents/families/professionals of the individuals, I was working with, needed to support them. The answer to this, more often than not, was someone who could be hands on, with the specialist knowledge, and be able to support everyone involved to enable the person they cared about to have the future they deserved. So here I am, doing everything I can to make that happen!