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PDA Awareness Day Conference

  • Tettenhall Wood School Regis Road Wolverhampton, WV6 8XF United Kingdom (map)

PDA Action are celebrating a successful year with the first in a series of conferences across the UK, bringing lived experiences to life!

About this Event

Parents, Carers and Professionals are invited to first one of PDA Actions series of conferences across the UK, bringing lived experiences of PDA to life.

PDA Action and PDA Society will be providing updates on the latest movements on the recognition and diagnosis of PDA as a profile of Autism.

We are pleased to announce that, following the work of PDA action with assistance from the PDA society and the recently published Pathological Demand Avoidance position statement from the Department for Health and Social care.

Pathological Demand Avoidance is also known as Extreme Demand Avoidance as a profile on the Autism Spectrum.

PDA Action are celebrating a successful year with the first in a series of conferences across the UK, bringing lived experiences to life

Target Audience

Parent and carers;

Adults who are autistic and/or identify with the PDA Profile

Professionals from all sectors

Programme of Events

Light Buffet Lunch and Networking - a selection of stalls will be in attendance

An afternoon of Speakers sharing their knowledge and experience of raising awareness of Living with PDA and the benefits/impact of the diagnosis/recognition

Question and Answer session with Harry Thompson, Molly Sherwin, Isaac Russell (Young Adults with PDA)

Question and Answer session with PDA Action, PDA Society and the speakers

The Speakers

We have some amazing speakers confirmed including:

Jane Sherwin (author my child is not naughty)

Danielle Jata Hill (PDA Parenting Blogger/Speaker)

Harry Thompson (author PDA paradox) - Keynote Speaker

Question and Answer session with Harry Thompson, Mollie Sherwin, Isaac Russell (Young Adult with PDA)

Libby Hill speech and language therapist (Award winning SALT - Small talk speech and language services)

Elizabeth Freeman - Education Psychologist experienced in PDA Assessments

Helen Masters, Deputy Headteacher - Tettenhall Wood School

Alison Fisher & Cassandra Davies - PDA action

Sally Russell - PDA society