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I'm extremely passionate about Pathological Demand Avoidance, (PDA) and in supporting its developing recognition and understanding across the globe.

I first came across "Its like Autism but.", (Pathological Demand Avoidance), over twenty years ago while in education. Since then I have worked with many individuals, their families and professionals.


A regular conference speaker and trainer on PDA, I've been delivering training looking at various aspects of PDA for over twelve years.

I have been lucky to present across this country, and the globe, talking about PDA at schools, universities and at many major conference events. 

I offer a range of range of workshops and talks looking at education and home. (See my training page). I advise and consult with families and individuals. I also run a support groups for families and I'm very active upon social media. I have also had several articles published, and have supported in the advising and development of County policy.​

I also help to run a support group for PDAers and their families, PDA Together alongside Kyra Chambers from the prism cat: reflections on neurodiversity  and a PDA information Facebook page, PDA Together Professionals 

For more information on PDA, I recommend you visit the excellent PDA Society and please see my resource section for books, pages and websites specific to PDA. If you would like to explore a possible PDA identification, please click on the written links below, the Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire from Liz O,Nions and PDA Self Report Assessment Tool for Adults by Dr Vincent Egan (Both found upon the PDA Society website), and "What is PDA" downloadable booklet from the PDA Society.


"Images above from "Missing the Mark" and "The Prism Cat"

Below are examples of presentations that I have delivered regarding PDA

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Within my role as a NAS Volunteer, I was able to donate over £300.00 worth of books on PDA to my local library in Cornwall, for them to be the first library serviced in the world to have a whole section on PDA. Also my quote on the back of Laura Kerbey's excellent book, The Educator's Experience of PDA

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