Courses for Professionals Working in Education Settings

The day will focus on promoting an understanding of developmental pathways and educational needs of some of the more complex children within the autism spectrum, particularly those who fit the profile of Pathological Demand Avoidance.

Drawing on work carried out within specialist diagnostic and educational settings the course will provide practical examples of strategies to support children who often do not respond to approaches typically advocated for children on the autism spectrum and who find the demands of school particularly challenging.  

Sessions will include: 
  • ​Distinctive profiles of children with a diagnostic profile of PDA
  • Education and support guidelines for children with PDA
  • Personalisation of the curriculum and ways of demonstrating progress 
  • Promoting Emotional Well-being

About the presenters

Phil Christie is a Consultant Child Psychologist with extensive experience in autism diagnosis, assessment and school leadership.

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, interactive approaches and emotional well-being.

Suzanne Farrell is a SEND curriculum specialist and Project Leader for the Autism Progression Framework commissioned by the Autism Education Trust (AET).

Date: Thursday 16th November 2017
Venue: Venue:  Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2PX
Cost: £175 per person  (includes lunch and refreshments)
For details and booking please contact:
​Download a flyer for the event here Autism Associates - a course for professionals working in education settings Nov 16th 2017 

Date:  Wednesday 28th February 2018
Venue: ​LACE, Coxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA
Cost:  £175 per person (includes lunch and refreshments)
​For details and booking please contact: ​
​Download a flyer for the event here Autism Associates - a course for professionals working in education settings Feb 28th 2018

You can read more information about Autism Associates on their website.
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