Complex and Sensory Needs Curriculum
To presume someone is more than they are is not kind, it is prejudice. It is saying this way of being is best, and if you are not this, that is bad. High expectations and presumed competence should never be universal, they should be highly individual and personalised. We should also place them upon ourselves, we should have high expectations of our own abilities to carefully and continually evaluate each person we support as we support them, we should presume ourselves competent at avoiding blanket assumptions either of competence or incompetence. We should be reflective and connected as we support people.