Live Interactive: Autism and PDA

This short course on autism and PDA is especially designed for parents , teachers or practitioners working with Autistic children and teens who exhibit signs of demand avoidance.

25.00

Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a proposed sub-type of autismAutistic children are diagnosed with PDA when they exhibit a greater refusal to do what is asked of them, even to activities they would normally like.

This short course will help you to understand what pathological demand avoidance feels like, why it occurs and how you can work with the child.

When? 16th Feb 7-9pm GMT

The live course takes place over zoom. We will send you a link to join the course a day or two prior to the course date.

Course Content:

  • What is PDA
  • Pathological or Response?
  • Exploring PDA responses
  • What role does anxiety play?
  • How do we communicate with a child with PDA?

Often requests can sound like demands to the child who is experiencing Pathological Demand Avoidance. Sometimes even help can feel like a demand.

In this short course Evaleen from AUsome Training and Stiof MacAmhalghaidh will explore the current thinking around autism and PDA.

They will explain what experiencing PDA is like for the Autistic person and give you strategies to navigate these situations by adapting your communication and by studying the environment.

This short course on autism and PDA is especially designed for parents , teachers or practitioners who work with Autistic children and teens who exhibit signs of demand avoidance.

Like all of our courses at AUsome Training this has been designed by Autistic trainers and will be delivered by Autistic speakers on 16th February.

If you can’t make the live course then sign up anyway and we’ll send you out a recording so that you don’t have to miss out. You’ll be able to watch it at a time that suits you.

A little bit about Stiof MacAmhalghaidh

They have been developing The Munster Model for over 12  years, combining years of theory of Autism with existing research and lived experience of Autistic people. It is the first model which explains the reality of what it means to be Autistic.