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Disguising Opinions as Facts (02:25)

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger
Posted March 03, 2015

In this forthright 2-minute video, Dave talks about the danger of support staff putting forward their "opinions" (what they believe) as "facts" (the way things are).

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Deliberate Indifference (08:28)

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger
Posted November 14, 2015

In this video, Dave introduces the legal concept of "Deliberate Indifference" in which a person or agency may be held liable if they place a person in an environment where they know there is a threat to that person or others around that person. Dave explains how this has unexpected ramifications for behaviour programmes. 

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The Inappropriateness of Age-Appropriateness (12:45)

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger
Posted February 21, 2016

Dave Hingsburger calls the concept of "age-appropriate behavior" into question and contends that the term "age-appropriate" has become a vehicle used to dictate what people with disabilities should and shouldn't do.

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I Want Your Support; Not Your Care! (03:08)

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger
Posted May 07, 2016

Dave talks about some of the unexpected differences between "care" and support," and suggests that some important ideas that support workers need to keep in mind in order to provide "respectful support."

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On "Listening" (02:23)

Presenter: Dave Hingsburger
Posted June 08, 2016

Dave Hingsburger talks about the vital importance of listening to the individuals we support. He also discusses how support people can foster a climate of safety so people will go beyond simply saying what they think we want to hear.

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Presenter Info
Dave Hingsburger
12 Videos
Author, Consultant, Speaker

Dave Hingsburger is a well-known speaker and a consultant who addresses issues of sexuality, problematic behaviour, and other issues regarding people with developmental disabilities. He has published numerous books and instructional DVDs that are available through his publishing house Diverse City Press .In 2009 Dave was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. Dave is currently the Director of Clinical and Educational Services at Vita Community Living.