Courses & events for PDA adults

We offer various training options for PDA adults, including Q&As, free pre-recorded webinars and videos and we’re currently developing self-paced online learning modules.

Further details are available below or, to quickly navigate to a specific training option, please use the following links:

Self-paced learning (coming soon)Q&A Live eventsQ&A recordingsFree webinars & videos

Self-paced learning modules

Coming soon – we are currently developing self-paced online learning modules for PDA adults. Further details will be shared here once available.

Q&A Live events

Our online Q&A Live sessions invite guest speakers to answer questions about PDA and specific topics live via Zoom. We are delighted to be able to offer these sessions for ‘free’ thanks to a generous grant from the Openwork Partnership. Links here are available for the live session only. The Q&As will be recorded but you will need to register separately for the recording after the event via the PDA Society training hub. Each new recording will initially be ‘free’ but will become a ‘paid resource’ after a total of 500 live & recorded registrations have been received so please do act quickly! 

Questions can be submitted at the time of booking and/or via the Zoom chat function on the night.

It may not be possible to answer all questions depending on the numbers attending and the amount of questions asked. Also it won’t be possible to answer specific questions on personal situations within these Q&A sessions – if you require support please contact our enquiry line.

Full details and tickets for our upcoming Q&A Live events are detailed below. 

Speech and Language Therapy

Wednesday 6th December 2023 – 8pm – 9pm (GMT)

This Q&A Live event will be part of a series of Q&A lives focusing on PDA and Education. This session will discuss speech and language therapy, looking at best practice to support PDAers. This Q&A is suitable for both professionals and parents & carers.

Our guest speaker for this event will be Libby Hill, a consultant Speech and Language therapist with 37 years experience.

Understanding Emotionally Based School Avoidance – SOLD OUT

Thursday 30th November 2023 – 8pm – 9pm (GMT)

Our guest speakers will be Andy Smith, the founder and Creative Director of Spectrum Gaming and Kirsteen Wilshere, an independent Social worker.

This session is now sold out.

You can now pre-register for the recording of this Q&A by clicking here. 

Q&A Live Emotionally Based School Avoidance

Q&A recordings

Replays of our past Q&A sessions, where guest speakers answer questions about PDA and specific topics, which may be of interest to PDA adults are available to purchase for 30 days by clicking or tapping on the images below.

Already purchased a Q&A recording? Please sign-in to the PDA Society training hub (using the same log-in method used to make the purchase) to access the recording via your dashboard. For further information about using the PDA Society training hub, please refer to our user guide.

Coping strategies for PDA adults

Q&A recording. Coping strategies for PDA adults

Neurodivergent parenting

Q&A recording. Neurodivergent parenting


Q&A recording. Sleep


Q&A recording. Gaming and the benefits

Transitions into college and work

Q&A Recording. Transitions into college and work

See all Q&A recordings

See all Q&A recordings

FREE webinars

The following pre-recoded webinars, videos and podcasts which may be of interest to PDA adults are free to watch by clicking or tapping on the images below.

Introduction to PDA

What is PDA?

Demand Avoidance of the PDA Kind

PDA & masking

PDA best practice – the PDA community’s voice

PDA best practice – the professional voice

See all free webinars

If you aren’t sure which course is the right one for you, or have any questions about any of our training, or would like to enquire about costings or making a booking on behalf of an organisation, please email* our training team at:

*Please note: our emails can sometimes be filtered into junk/spam/social/promotions folders – please check yours if you haven’t heard back from us in your inbox within 3-5 working days.