PDA in 2020
The PDA Society is bringing together leading international experts to look at how the Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile of autism is understood in 2020.
Keynote Speaker, Dr Wenn Lawson, is world-renowned for his combination of academic inquiry and personal insight. Having both a granddaughter with PDA, and a research programme finding exciting new ways to provide support, his contribution is not to be missed. We are very grateful that he is travelling from Australia to be with us.
The day will explore a range of complex issues around the nature of demand avoidance itself, impacts on communication, relationships, education, child behaviour, eating and mental health. Speakers will also address navigating social care and education systems.
The event is focussed on both PDA adults and children, and includes a number of speakers who are experts by experience. The conference will be helpful to anyone with an interest in the topic.