Concept Training - Supporting Children and Young People who have PDA


Concept training have developed a series of courses to be held at various locations throughout the UK. These courses are suitable for anyone supporting children and young people with PDA or demand avoidance behaviours - including carers, foster carers, residential home providers, teachers and pastoral staff.

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a complex Autism Spectrum Condition characterised by anxiety driven need to be in control.  Children and young people with PDA need a different approach to the ones used with other Autism Spectrum conditions. This course will teach learners how PDA differs from other types of autism. Most importantly the course will teach effective strategies to ensure that those who work with children and young people with PDA can support them to help them meet their potential and manage their behaviour.

Course contents


  • Understand the meaning of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Understand the impact PDA has on a child, teenager or young Adult and they might be supported.
  • Understand the key principles of positive behaviour management when working with children, teenagers and young adults with PDA
  • Understand the effects that PDA has on learning and how to reduce the impact of this






Glasgow, Adelphi Centre, Glasgow, Strathclyde

9.30am - 3.30pm


Doncaster, Adelphi Centre, Glasgow, Strathclyde

9.30am - 3.30pm


Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

9.30am - 3.30pm


London, The Village School, London

9.30am - 3.30pm


Birmingham, Holiday Inn, Birmingham

9.30am - 3.30pm


Blackburn, Newfield School, Blackburn

9.30am - 3.30pm


Liverpool, St Vincents School, Liverpool

9.30am - 3.30pm


London, The Village School, London

9.30am - 3.30pm

The cost of these courses is £215.00 plus vat (£10.00 off per person when you book online)
For further information about these courses and other autism training courses please view Concept Training's Website

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