Research evidence about services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and behaviours that challenge

Richard Hastings, Professor at Warwick University, has produced a comprehensive overview of the research evidence surrounding services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism with behaviours that challenge

This lecture was a key element within workshops facilitated by Council for Disabled Children and NHS England Transforming Care Midlands in June 2019, and supported discussions to support local areas aiming to reduce inpatient admissions and improve services for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

The presentation presents an overview of the existing literature around behaviours that challenge, and the following themes:

  • The importance of a shared understanding to underpin all services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Research evidence around anti-psychotic medication
  • The significance of staff training elements in designing services
  • The development of service models

You can watch the video of Prof. Hastings' lecture below.