I've worked in intellectual and developmental disability roles for many years – as a direct worker, as a manager of services, and in psychological services. For more than a decade and a half I have been a lecturer at the Tizard Centre, part of the University of Kent, teaching about positive behaviour support, autism, functional assessment, the best forms of implementation, the importance of practice leadership, and about service quality at under- and post-graduate level. Surprisingly, I've still not been asked to leave.
I've just completed contributing to a University of Kent FutureLearn Massive Open Online Course about Autism along with Dr Jill Bradshaw. This programme looks pretty interesting, primarily because of the key involvement of some pretty amazingly skilled people with autism.
I've worked privately to find solutions for behavioural issues within families and teams for twenty years. During this time I've have written a number of accessible & popular articles. I wrote columns for the Challenging Behaviour Foundation.
I've have taught, mentored and supported individuals, families, teams and organisations across the UK and abroad. I've also consulted and taught in private, voluntary and statutory services.
I'm known as a knowledgeable, entertaining, and insightful speaker.
If you're interested in arranging to speak with me, email tonyosgood[at]protonmail.com