This website is a place to share things I’ve written over the years about intellectual disability, autism, and behaviour that challenges.

I consider challenging behaviour to most often be about two things: complaining and communication. It follows we must work to understand the message of challenging behaviour in order to support people better.

What most people need is good support and understanding, not restraints and medication. Most people need local support, not hospitals or assessments miles from home.

As you explore this site, remember you can always click on 'Tony Osgood' at the top of each page to get back to where you started.

functional assessment, person centred approaches, positive behaviour support
Tony Osgood


If you're interested in speaking with me, email tonyosgood[at]