Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)


This basic course lasts for 2½ hours and is aimed at being the first step to discovering the basics about this complex condition which is now widely acknowledged as being part of the range of conditions known as the autism spectrum.


The training is aimed at practitioners working in this area of work and people who have had a family member diagnosed or suspect the individual they care may have the condition leading to diagnosis. It is lively and interactive and gives learners the confidence they need to work with individuals on the autism spectrum.


Learning outcomes:


By the end of this course you will:


  • Appreciate the needs and difficulties the individual with PDA has
  • Be able to support the person on the PDA more effectively
  • Know how to effectively support an individuals with PDA



  • Tuesday 11th February 2020
  • Monday 18th May 2020
  • Tuesday 22nd September 2020
  • Tuesday 15th December 2020


Times:              9.30 am – 12 noon


Venue:              16 High Force Road, Riverside Park, Middlesbrough TS2 1RH

This training can also be delivered to individual organisations at own venue



  • Online booking: unpaid carers and people on autism spectrum £25.00; professionals £50.00
  • Invoice booking: unpaid carers and people on autism spectrum £50.00; professionals £80.00 ( please contact us to arrange this)


Refreshments and course materials included




Following this training the learner can progress on to the following programmes:



All profits go to towards improving the lives of individuals and families on the autism spectrum. 

Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)






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