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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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​Early Day Motion about PDA

The PDA Society welcomes the Early Day Motion about PDA submitted by Sir Mike Penning MP and encourages other MPs to show their support

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PDA Society merchandise

Details of PDA Society merchandise including alert & awareness cards

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Landmark legal case on challenging behaviour and exclusion

Judge rules that schools should not permanently exclude when SEN is cause of behaviour

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ENQUIRY LINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … can you help?

The PDA Society is looking for enquiry line volunteers to support adults with PDA and their parents/carers to expand our enquiry line service.

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Give your views on autism and the NHS

Autism as a priority for NHS for next 10 years: have your say before 30th September

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Recent media coverage about PDA

Links to recent media coverage about PDA

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PDA Society Courses

Details of PDA Society courses (Workshops in Bourne End, Bucks (13 Oct) and Brighton (22 Oct); 6 week course in Swansea starting 2nd Oct)

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Commentary on Prof Green Lancet article published

In the July issue of The Lancet a commentary entitled "Demand avoidance is not necessarily defiance", written by O'Nions, Happe, Viding, Gould and Noens in response to the Prof Green article "Pathological Demand Avoidance:symptoms but not a syndrome" in the same publication in March, was published.

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