Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference 2018

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, Manchester

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About the conference

Location: Manchester

Providing professionals and parents with clearer understanding of PDA, plus essential strategies for education, management and communication.

PDA (pathological demand avoidance) is a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum which affects boys and girls equally. People with PDA need different amounts of support depending on how their condition affects them. The main difficulty is avoidance of the everyday demands made by other people, due to their high anxiety levels when they feel that they are not in control. However, they generally have much better social communication and interaction skills than other people on the spectrum, so can use those skills to disguise their resistance through common avoidance behaviour.

Do you work with children or adults with Pathological Demand Avoidance? Would you like to learn more about diagnosis, as well as strategies to help support them at home and in the classroom?  Join us to discover the tools and strategies you need to identify and provide targeted support for children and adults who have PDA.

Don’t miss out!

Places are limited so book now to secure your place.

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Key topics

Some of the key topics this conference will cover include:

  • understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance
  • exploring PDA diagnosis
  • educational strategies for use in classroom settings
  • approaches to managing behaviour
  • differential diagnosis

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    Confirmed speakers

    Our top international speakers will give you unique insight and understanding into autism. Among our expert speakers and panelists are:

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    Why attend this conference?  

    • Hear the UK’s top experts provide insights into diagnosis and post-diagnostic support.
    • Get insights into how to improve the support you give and how you approach difficult situations.
    • Be empowered by learning practical tools and strategies for interacting with children with PDA at school and at home.
    • Discover more about PDA and the implications if a child is diagnosed with PDA.
    • Gain inspiration from powerful first-hand accounts of parents and individuals with PDA.
    • Network with other professionals and experts in the field.
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    Who should attend?  

    • Clinicians across the professional field, including child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and GPs.
    • Social workers and support workers.
    • Education professionals from mainstream schools, special schools and local authorities.
    • Voluntary sector groups and not-for-profit organisations.
    • Individuals with PDA and their parents, families and carers.
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    What an inspiration, personally and professionally! I have so many new ideas ready to use and apply!

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    Standard Delegate Rate

    £195 + VAT

    NAS Members' & Staff Rate

    £175 + VAT

    Exhibitor Rate

    £395 + VAT
    Autistic Individuals / Parents / Families / Carers
    Please call 0115 911 3367 or email before proceeding to book, in order to gain a discount link for this rate.  This rate is for the above noted who will personally be paying for their place and not via an organisation.
     £95 + VAT

     Don't delay - book now to secure your place at this unique and inspiring conference.

    Book now