Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference

Our 2019 Conference is aimed at providing Parents/Carers and Practitioners with a greater understanding of the impact of Pathological Demand Avoidance on the child/young person and their parents/carers, and provides examples of different strategies and approaches to help manage this autistic spectrum profile.


Ruth Fidler (BA, Hons, PGCE)

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional well-being.

Isaac Russell

Isaac is a young man who speaks about his experience of growing up with PDA.

Leila Cox

Leila has a professional background as a qualified Training Practitioner, founded the West Berkshire PDA Support Group in January 2017, and is the parent of a 9 year old boy with PDA. From Autumn 2018 she has partnered with Parenting Special Children to deliver training workshops on PDA for local parents.

Danielle Jata-Hall

Danielle is the author of the ‘PDA Parenting’ blog. She has three daughters, the eldest of whom meets the profile for PDA. Danielle was a finalist at both the Bloody Awesome Parents Awards 2018 and the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2018.

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  • COST Various ticket types available
  • DURATION 5 hours
  • DELIVERED BY Specialist Parenting Practitioners and Guest Speakers
  • FREQUENCY Once only

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