Heroic Works

Virginia Learning Disability Consultant, David Pitonyak has worked closely with the Clare services and draws from an extensive experience with families and professionals in the United States, Canada, U.K. and Ireland. He is recipient of the 2005 Positive Approaches Award from The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) and in 2001, was presented with the Outstanding Professional Award by the Autism Society of America.

Here he talks about what constitutes good support, the “heroic work” of people meeting the challenge of “difficult behaviour” and the connection between Learning Disability and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.