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"It's so worthwhile learning about challenging behaviour" - join our coffee morning next week

Thursday 27th September 2018

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Contact is supporting a national clinical trial - the first of its kind in the UK - that aims to reduce behaviour that challenges in young children between 30-59 months with learning disabilities.

The trial, called EPICC_ID (Evaluation Of Parent Intervention For Challenging Behaviour In Children With Intellectual Disabilities), is testing a programme called Stepping Stones Triple P. This intervention has shown positive outcomes outside the UK.

Want to know more? Come along to our coffee morning

We are hosting a coffee morning at our Lambeth office in London so you can find out more about the trial and how to take part. A parent, therapist and researcher involved in the trial will be available to answer your questions.

Tuesday 2nd October at 10 am -12.30 at weare336, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

The coffee morning is hosted in partnership with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (Evelina London Children's Hospital) and University College London (UCL).

What do parents think about the trial?

Nikki Kimber from St Annes in Lancashire is on the trial's parent advisory board. Nikki cares for her 15 year old daughter Antonia, who has an incredibly rare chromosome deletion that has caused her chronic developmental delays and behavioural issues.

Nikki says: "A research project like this one, which aims to intervene early and give parents strategies for coping with and managing behaviour, is fantastic. It's so worthwhile to put time, thought and care into learning about challenging behaviour because the long term benefits of keeping families together and parents able to cope are immense.

"I am delighted to be involved with the trial and very hopeful that the future for many families could be changed for the better."

Please come along to the coffee morning on Tuesday 2nd October to find out more.


If you are interested in finding out more the trial and whether this is the right for you, you can email epicc-id@ucl.ac.uk or call the Clinical Studies Officer on 07784 951459.

The trial is also taking place in the North East and North West of England and North London.

Please note your child must between 30-59 months to take part in this trial.