STEPS TO SUCCESS

CHOOSE YOUR SCHEDULE

Making choices is an essential part of functioning independently as an adult in society. We support our members with activities specifically directed towards helping them to make choices in their days.  When one is following activities of choice, he or she is typically more motivated and less likely to engage in challenging behaviours. 

USE FLEXIBLE THINKING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS

Flexible thinking is being able to adapt to new situations, break down complex tasks into simpler tasks, improvise, and shift strategies to meet different types of challenges.  We support our members in learning flexible thinking strategies so that they can come up with solutions to solve real-world problems or to be able to see another person’s viewpoint or theory of mind. Having flexible thinking supports our members in managing and coping with change and unexpected situations.

USE A SAFE SPACE TO REMAIN IN CONTROL

We support our members in using safe spaces to manage negative thoughts and emotions in the community.


STEPS TO SUCCESS:

  1. Recognize your emotional state and that you need to go to a safe space
  2. Advocate for your need to find a safe space near you
  3. Find an appropriate safe space to support you and your needs 
  4. Go safely to your safe space
  5. Once at your safe space, use your time to relax and change your thoughts
  6. Make a plan to continue with your day 
  7. Complete your plan as expected
  8. Reflect on your day to be prepared with a solution for this particular problem, should it arise again

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