In Person: PDA Autistics & Demand Avoidance

This workshop is being taught by an identifying PDA Autistic and therefore will be taught from an identity-positive framework. Come along to learn more about demand avoidance and also additional traits of PDAers. This knowledge will provide clarity on why distressing behaviours may be occurring and also guidance on how to support your PDA young person. We will round out our time together by learning some of the communication strategies that help build collaboration and teamwork with PDAers.

Each in-person course will have a max of 15 attendees and will be in a Workshop format.

The course will run 10am-12pm and there will be lunch provided afterwards as well as time for questions for the in-person course. When booking, please do let me know of any dietary requirements. Bookings close a week before the event to allow planning.

We apologise – but these courses are not suitable for children and there is no childcare available.

Meet your Instructor

Laura is Autistic/PDA and ADHD herself. She is a Nurse and Sleep Consultant, Advocate, and also a parent to two Neurodiverse children. So she is living the life and talking the talk. Her speciality is support of Autistic/ADHD people, but her teaching is created in way that can be helpful for all families as the foundations are around mental health, strengthening family relationships and self-advocacy.


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June 5, 2024 10:00 am


June 5, 2024 12:00 pm

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Leeds Mencap 20 Vinery Terrace, Leeds, LS9 9LU