PDA LogoUpcoming Q&A Live events

The PDA Society is hosting monthly online Q&A Live sessions via Zoom with guest speakers answering questions on specific topics based on feedback from our recent training survey.

Where possible, the Q&As will be held on the last Thursday of the month between 8-9pm. There may be a few exceptions, so please do keep an eye out for dates. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost £5 per person (plus booking fee).

The Q&As will be recorded and available for pre-booked ticket holders to watch for a period of 30 days after the event – so for privacy and confidentiality, please don’t share personal information in your questions.

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 available via the links below. Please note: where tickets and info are to follow, dates/topics are provisional and subject to change until a booking link is available.

Holidays & Special Occasions

Thurs 25th November 8-9pm (GMT)

Our first Q&A Live will be focusing on holidays & special occasions, particularly related to PDA children. Our two guest speakers both have children who are under 18 and are also PDA Society Trainers:

Steph Curtis, Steph’s Two Girls and Karen Stepanova, The Nurturing SEND Consultant.

Tickets & info

Working with young people or adults in education settings

Monday 17th January 2022 – 4-5pm (GMT)

This Q&A Live event will be focusing on supporting young people and adults in educations settings for professionals. Our two guest speakers are both experienced educators:

Jilly Davis, PDA Society Trustee & Education Adviser and Clare Truman, author & founder Spectrum Space.

Tickets & info

Education

Thursday 27th January 2022 – 8-9pm (GMT)

This Q&A Live event will be answering questions surrounding the topic of education. Our guest speakers include:

Jilly Davis, PDA Society Trustee & Education Adviser and 14 year old Libby Scott, co-author Can you See me?, Twitter @BlogLibby together with Libby’s mum Kym Scott, The Place to Learn.

Tickets & info

Teenage years including puberty & personal hygiene

Thursday 17th February 2022 – 8-9pm (GMT)

This Q&A Live event will be answering questions surrounding the topic of Teenage years including puberty & personal hygiene. Our guest speakers include:

Julia Daunt, Author and Blogger, Me, Myself and PDA and Tim Collins, PDA adult and parent of PDA son aged 18, Tim’s story.

Tickets & info

Coping strategies for PDA adults

Thursday 24th February 2022 – 8-9pm (GMT)

This Q&A Live event will be answering questions surrounding the topic of coping strategies for PDA adults. Our guest speakers include:

Riko Ryuki, blogger, Riko’s blog: PDA and more and Jim Sahlsberg who is passionate about raising awareness of PDA, Jim’s story.

Tickets & info

Neurodiverse parenting

Thursday 31st March 2022 – 8-9pm (BST)

Guest speakers, tickets and info to follow.

Day to day living

Thursday 28th April 2022 – 8-9pm (BST)

Guest speakers, tickets and info to follow.

Balancing needs within the family

Thursday 26th May 2022 – 8-9pm (BST)

Guest speakers, tickets and info to follow.

Looking after ourselves as caregivers

Thursday 30th June 2022 – 8-9pm (BST)

Guest speakers, tickets and info to follow.

If you have any queries about any of our Q&A Lives, please contact our training team: training@pdasociety.org.uk (our replies 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 days).

The PDA Society also offers a variety of training courses for parent/carers and professionals.