NAME OF METHOD/TOOL/TECHNIQUE
People with intellectual disabilities
AUTHOR'S/ ORGANISATION'S NAME
Ockenden, J., Ashman, B.,Beadle-Brown, J., Wiggins, A.
LINK TO METHOD (IN ENGLISH)
Active Support is a methodology that helps people with intellectual disabilities to participate actively in all areas of their lives. It consists of a series of techniques and tools in which the person is the centre of the support process. Therefore, the support person does not carry out the activity or task, but tries that, as far as possible, the person actively participates in the activity to be carried out and is not only a passive subject. Through active participation, primary prevention takes place in which opportunities for adaptive behaviour are increased and challenging behaviour, including aggressive behaviour, is reduced. Active Support is based on the following principles: 1. Every moment is a potential opportunity for participation; 2. Offering frequent and brief opportunities for participation; 3. To provide the degree of assistance that the person needs; 4. To increase the person's capacity for choice and control as much as possible.