We are delighted to announce the events the PDA Society will be running for the rest of 2016.

We are running two types of event. The first type is a six week course - three hours per week - which is aimed at parents and carers of children and young people with PDA. These have been generously supported by mumsnet and so we can offer the whole 6 week course for a total of £15. It is important to make sure you can attend all six weeks before committing to this course. 

The second is a four hour workshop which is suitable for parents and carers and also other people interested in finding out more about PDA. These are unsubsidised and the cost for these is £40. Booking will be on a first come basis and as we expect all the events to be very popular then we would advise getting in touch early. There are different contact details for each event - please make sure you use the right contact for the course you want to book onto. Payment will be required before a place is finally confirmed. The event organiser will let you know the different ways in which payment can be made.

Six Week Course for Parents/Carers (PLEASE NOTE THESE COURSES ARE FULL)

This 6 week course (3 hours per week) has been developed by The PDA Society and made available with the generous support of Mumsnet. 
Over the 6 weeks we will:

  • Explore PDA in more depth and discuss strategies

  • Provide an opportunity to share experiences with fellow parents and carers

  • Look at support available to you

Venues, dates and booking arrangements:

St Albans

  • Fridays 10am-1 pm, from 16th Sep to 21st Oct

  • At The Spencer Sports Centre, Spencer Meadows, High Street, Sandridge, AL4 9DD (Free Parking)

  • To book contact  pdaherts@gmail.com


  • Thursdays 10am-1 pm, from 8th Sep to 13th Oct

  • At Talbot House Support Centre, 1 High Peak Street, Newton Heath, Manchester, M40 3AT

  • To book contact  pdanotts@gmail.com

Leamington Spa

  • Fridays 6pm to 9pm, from 9th Sep to 14th Oct

  • At Dale St Methodist Chapel, Leamington, CV32 5HL

  •  To book contact  pdawarwickshire@gmail.com


 Half Day workshops

These sessions have been developed by The PDA Society. In the session we will provide an overview of PDA, explore strategies that might be beneficial and provide an opportunity to meet other parents, carers and interested people. Cost is £40, payable in advance. (Drinks and biscuits provided - please bring a packed lunch) 

Venues, dates and booking arrangements.
We are very sorry but the Cardiff workshop has been cancelled. 


  • Thu 10th November, 10.30am-3.30pm

  • Venue - BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG (to be finalised)

  • To book contact pdanotts@gmail.com


  • Date - Thursday 20th October 2016, 10.30am-3.30pm

  • Venue - Exeter Community Centre Trust, 17 St David’s Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG

  • To book contact paula.webb@pdasociety.org.uk


  • Date - Friday 18th November 2016, 10.30-3.30pm

  • Venue - The 'ARC' (Auchenback Resource Centre);  64 Aurs Drive, Barrhead, Glasgow G78 2LW

  • To book contact paula.webb@pdasociety.org.uk

We plan to run more events in 2017 and will be publishing details of these later this year.

If you would like to be kept informed of exact locations and dates of all future courses then just email  info@pdasociety.org.uk with your name and post code – please also put “PDA for Parents course” in the subject line.