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I'm extremely passionate about PDA and in supporting its developing recognition and understanding across the globe.

I first came across "Its like Autism but.", (PDA), over twenty years ago while in education. Since then I have worked with many individuals, their families and professionals.

 

A regular conference speaker and trainer on PDA, I've been delivering training looking at various aspects of PDA for over twelve years.

I have been lucky to present across this country, and the globe, talking about PDA at schools, universities and at many major conference events. This year I'm honoured to be speaking at my fifth global PDA Summit via The PDA Space, and I've presented at The Autism Shows 2024, in Manchester, Birmingham and London on PDA

I offer a range of range of workshops and talks looking at education and home. (See my training page). I advise and consult with families and individuals. I also run a support groups for families and I'm very active upon social media. I have also had several articles published, and have supported in the advising and development of County policy.​

I also volunteer for the PDA Society, have taken part in some of their recordings and acted as part of the secretariat during the production of the Safer PDA Booklet. 

I also help to run a support group for PDAers and their families, PDA Together alongside Kyra Chambers from the prism cat: reflections on neurodiversity.

For more information on PDA, I recommend you visit the excellent PDA Society and please see my resource section for books, pages and websites specific to PDA. If you would like to explore a possible PDA identification, please click on the written links below, the Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire from Liz O,Nions and PDA Self Report Assessment Tool for Adults by Dr Vincent Egan (Both found upon the PDA Society website), and "What is PDA" downloadable booklet from the PDA Society.

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"Images above from "Missing the Mark" and "The Prism Cat"

Below are examples of presentations, organisations and articles where I've given input re PDA

A global first!

Within my role as a NAS Volunteer, I was able to donate over £300.00 worth of books on PDA to my local library in Cornwall, enabling  them to be the first library service in the world to have a whole section on PDA. 

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