Thoroughly Recommended

I completed the OTAC Positive Behavior Support Mentorship Program in September 2013. I learned a great deal from the entire process. I worked with a young woman who had recently transitioned to a new adult foster home. She had a history of significant behavior supports in her former foster home. Through the help of my [OTAC] mentor, I was able to develop an FA/BSP for this woman. She has done very well, and in fact the BSP was discontinued 2 months ago, as it was no longer needed. Through this process, I became aware of how important environment is for each individual and also the importance of individualized supports. This program opened my eyes to what the individual is attempting to communicate through behaviors. People need to feel that they are understood, and supported to be successful in any environment. The mentorship program has given me the skills I need to support individuals and families in our region. I felt supported and encouraged every step of the way, and I thoroughly recommend this program for others seeking to develop their behavior support skills.