Autism and PDA (combined training day)

Autism and PDA Training day

17 May 2019
London, Euston

If you want or need to know more about working with children and young people who have Autism or Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in an education or other setting, here is an essential combined training day.


The trainer for these two programmes is our Laura Kerbey, an autism champion, who has worked extensively with children and young people with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome and PDA, in both mainstream and SEN learning environments.

Six Simple Steps for Success with Autism
(9.30am – 12.00pm)

Whether in a teaching or supporting role, people attending this workshop will be able to leave the training with knowledge in the following areas:

Six Simple Steps:

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

(1.00pm – 3.30pm)

What is PDA?

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition that needs a very different approach to the usual one adopted with individuals with autism.

This second part of the day gets to grips with PDA. During the afternoon we will pull back the curtain on this condition. In particular, you will:

  • Know more about the impact PDA has on a child, teenager or young adult and how they might be supported.
  • Get to know the key principles of positive behaviour management when working with children, teenagers and young adults with PDA.
  • Recognise the effects that PDA has on learning and understand how to reduce the impact of this.
Who should attend:

This programme is designed for:

Optional Level 2 qualification: if you’d like to register for a formal Ofqual-approved accreditation, you can complete assessment materials for either or both of these subjects. Our short-course qualifications are accredited by OCN London. Fees for the registration/accreditation are an additional £50 per module, and as this is optional offer you can let us know nearer the time.

So whether you’re a teacher, teaching assistant, learning support, parent, youth worker, childminder, carer….. or in fact in any place where you may come into contact with young people who have autism… you need this training!

The cost is only £195, which includes a resource pack, lunch, certificate of attendance and refreshments.

Here’s how to book your place on the programme on 17 May 2019

Alternatively, the cost of £195 per person can be invoiced to your school or college, just let us know.

Some lovely feedback from a previous participant: