News Archive : November 2018

Overview of National Autistic Society PDA Conference 2018

The National Autistic Society’s 7th annual PDA conference was held in Manchester on 20th November 2018. We live-tweeted from the event and have collated these tweets below as a summary of the day.

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Media coverage

In addition to the extensive media coverage about PDA on and around PDA Action Day on 15th May, there has been ongoing interest in PDA with coverage in professional publications, mainstream press and broadcast media - please see PDFs and links below.

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Bethany's Dad's meeting with Matt Hancock MP

Bethany's Dad Jeremy met with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, The Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP today. Jeremy invited representatives of Mencap and the PDA Society to support him and to give the Minister a view on the wider issues.

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New Keys to Care for PDA resource

New PDA Society resource

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ATU scandal - PDA Society calls for Rescue Mission

Recent stories about autistic people held in ATUs, widely reported in recent days and weeks, have shocked the nation. The PDA Society is calling for an urgent rescue mission for long term autistic ATU 'residents'.

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The ATU Stories

A summary of some of the ATU stories involving PDA

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