Professional Development

Professor Tony Attwood And Dr Michelle Garnett – sessions on Autism

Professor Tony Attwood And Dr Michelle Garnett – sessions on Autism

The term PDA stands for Pathological Demand Syndrome and was first coined by Elizabeth Newson, a developmental psychologist, in the 1980s in the UK.

She described PDA as being extremely high anxiety driven by the need to control and avoid other people’s demands and expectations.

The National Autistic Society England describes PDA as being an atypical type of autism. The term does not appear in the international textbooks that guide diagnosis.

Nevertheless, there has been growing research and clinical interest in PDA as many people in the Western world recognize the profile in their children and clients.

Attend one of Tony and Michelle’s live events, whether it’s a full day workshop or two-day intensive masterclass.

NB: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions, all the events are live webcast, except two. Masterclass for Professionals supporting Autistic Adults on 8 & 9 September and upcoming few more.

Topics include:

  •  Succeeding With Autism In The Teens – 22 July 2022
  •  Sleep And Autism – 26 August 2022
  • PDA And Autism – 26 August 2022
  • Masterclass – Diagnosis And Therapy For Autistic Adults – 8 & 9 September 2022
  • Autism In School – 2 September 2022
  • Autism For Parents And Carers – 14 October 2022
  • Autistic Girls And Women – 28 October 2022
  • Emotion Management For Autistic Children And Adolescents – 18 November 2022


01 Jul 2022 - 31 Oct 2022


Various times
8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Online live webcast

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