Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) 13 May 2021


Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (9.00am – 12noon)

This half day training course is being provided as a live, online and tutor-led session on Thursday 13 May 2021.

What is PDA?

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition, one that is not recognised by certain healthcare professionals (for EHCP purposes).

Children and young people with PDA need a very different approach to the usual which is successfully adopted with individuals who have autism.

In this session, we will help you to get to the heart of the condition, and know how to reduce anxiety and have a calmer learning space.

During this training session, our aims are that participants will:

Understand the meaning of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).

Know how to support a pupil/student with PDA in class and elsewhere.

Recognise what causes the behaviours associated with PDA and the best methods to de-escalate.

Be more aware of how PDA and Autism are linked.

Who should attend:

This programme is designed for:

  • teaching staff

  • student mentors

  • personal tutors

  • lecturers

  • staff in any learning and skills environment

  • parents

  • carers

  • mentors

  • youth workers

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!

Fees include a resource pack for reference, which will  be emailed to you.