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The PDA Experience for Parents and Professionals Galashiels - With Harry Thompson (Afternoon Only)

  • Langlee Community Centre Marigold Drive Langlee Galashiels TD1 2LP United Kingdom (map)

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition that is characterised by an anxiety driven need to be in control and avoid every day demands. Children and young people with PDA require careful handling and a different approach to that usually adopted with individuals with Classic Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

This afternoon presentation is delivered by Harry Thompson. 


Harry Thompson was born in Edgeware and grew up in Barnet (North London). He currently divides his time between Brighton & London. An avid reader & researcher, Harry speaks publicly and is heavily involved in projects & research on all topics around neurodiversity and Autism, namely, Pathological Demand Avoidance, a behaviour profile within the Autism Spectrum. He launched his YouTube channel in March of 2017 which has since amassed a strong following.

Harry began to write the first draft of his book in 2015. After connecting with many Autistic & PDA families, he pivoted his direction and completed his book in about 6 weeks, a memoir entitled the PDA Paradox: The Highs and Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of the Autism Spectrum, published in February 2019 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

In his presentation Harry will talk about living with PDA from his own unique and witty perspective, There will be a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.  

This course is interactive and you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and experiences with others.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED LAURA KERBEY'S WORKSHOP THIS IS ALSO RUNNING IN THE MORNING - YOU NEED TO PURCHASE THE FULL DAY TICKET EVENT TO ATTEND THIS AND HARRY's TALK.