We are delighted to announce that Vivien Cooper, OBE, has been awarded an Honorary
University of Kent degree and will receive this in today’s ceremony being held at Canterbury Cathedral.
Viv, CEO of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, a small charity providing information and support to professionals and families caring for individuals with SLD and behaviour described as challenging, has had a long association with the Tizard Centre.
I was surprised and honoured to have been awarded this Honorary Degree from the University of Kent for services to people with severe learning disabilities. Children and adults with severe learning disabilities and their families are often marginalised and isolated in our society. Raising awareness of their rights and how they can be successfully supported is a key objective of the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, which is an aim shared by the Tizard Centre at the University.
Many congratulations to Viv for all her hard work.