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Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Profile of Autism

21 January 2022 @ 09:30 - 13:00
FULLY BOOKED! This webinar will benefit those working with young people aged between 5-16yrs.

This course is suitable for educators supporting young people with the autism profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and is targeted towards mainstream, SEN or autism specific schools, it would benefit those working with young people aged between 5-16yrs.  

All delegates will need access to the zoom chat function.

Please Note: any legislation discussed is related to England and delegates joining from other locations will need to consider their own local legal requirements.

  • Legal Duties
  • What is PDA?
  • What are demands?
  • The effects
  • Helpful approaches
  • PDA & education
  • Resources/signposting
  • Q&A

Participants are requested to watch a 23 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.

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

Training led by: PDA Society

The PDA Society started out as the PDA Contact Group, set up in 1997 by parents of children with a PDA profile of autism, and became a registered charity in January 2016.  The PDA Society is led and run by a small team, all of whom have a direct connection with PDA and most of whom are volunteers.

They provide information, support and training about PDA for individuals, families and professionals. They aim to increase acceptance and understanding of the PDA profile within the concept of ‘dimensionality’ in autism, and to improve outcomes for individuals and families by focusing everyone involved on ‘what helps’.

Standard price: £67+VAT / person
Discounted places for parents are available on enquiry. Please email

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