Welcome to our monthly round-up of news, resources and events relating to PDA.


We’re recruiting

Could you be our next Communications Co-ordinator?

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 19th June 2023 (BST).

We welcome applications for the full role (25 hours a week from home), job shares or any single/ component of the role; broken down as:

  • Social media management, marketing & mobilisation 15 hours a week.
  • Content creation, information editing & website management 10 hours a week.

Further details about the role and how to apply are available on our website.

Pride month

This Pride Month, we’re delighted to share a new lived experience blog post by Riko Ryuki, a PDA adult who is agender, aromantic and asexual, about ‘The queerity of PDA’, which is available to read on our website.

In the blog, Riko talks about the intersection between PDA and LGBT+ identities, they share their journey and describe how discovering their non-binary identity, asexuality, and being aromantic helped them make sense of their experiences and they celebrate the acceptance and fluidity found in the queer community.

Happy Pride Month!

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PDA Society resources

Our website offers a wide range of information and resources for PDA people, families, carers and professionals. This month’s featured resources include:


A growing number of resources have also been translated into other languages by members of the PDA community – we’ve recently added language/country categories to make the translated resources on our website easier to navigate and find.

Training & Events

NEW Q&A recording

If you missed our Q&A Live in April on the topic of navigating, supporting and reducing distressed behaviours with Jez Harris and Julia Daunt, a recording is now available to purchase for 30 days via our training hub.

Details of our other Q&A recordings about PDA and different topics are also available here.

Upcoming course dates

Our courses are delivered by training facilitators with valuable lived experience of PDA as PDAers themselves, parents, carers, partners, family members or professionals working with PDA people.

Tickets are available for the following upcoming June and July courses:

For future upcoming course dates later in the year, please visit our training pages.

The Autism Show

PDA Society Chair, Sally Russell, spoke at The Autism Show in London this month about helpful approaches for supporting PDA children and young people. Various members of our training team will also be speaking about the same topic at the Birmingham show on 24th June & the Manchester show on 8th July. Further details here.

The PDA Society exists to support PDA people and those who care about them. We are a small team and can only make this difference because of the incredible community around us, who help us raise the funds that are vital to us keeping going. Every penny counts and there are lots of ways you can help from setting up a regular direct debit, to nominating us for your workplace’s charity of the year. Please visit this page to find a way to support PDA people that is the right fit for you.

Thank you – we couldn’t do this without you.

The PDA Society

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