Pathological Demand Avoidance - Profile of Autism

22 January 2021 @ 09:45 - 15:00
An insight into PDA, how it relates to the autistic spectrum and the impact of demands on individuals with PDA.




This training covers:

  • What is PDA, how it relates to the Spectrum
  • What is a demand and how they make individuals with PDA feel
  • Panic attacks / meltdowns (why they happen)
  • Strategies to decrease anxiety and meltdowns
  • Look at collaborative and proactive solutions
  • The importance of trust
  • Diagnosis, SEN including education
  • Resources & signposting
  • Q & A time

The session is packed with information but due to time constraints is not designed as an interactive workshop.

Participants are requested to watch a 10 minute introductory webinar prior to attending the course: . This is to provide a basic understanding which then will allow for more time to cover strategies and questions.

Training led by: PDA Society
The PDA Society was first established in 1997 by parents of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), a profile on the autism spectrum. The PDA Society became a registered charity in January 2016, and is run by a small board of trustees who are all parents of children with PDA. They provide information, support and training for parents, carers, teachers and individuals with PDA.

Audience: Professionals from Education, Health & Social Care, Parents

Standard price: £67+VAT/person
Discounted places for parents are available on enquiry, please email
Refreshments & buffet lunch included

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Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £67