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The PDA Nurture Programme - PPP (Hertfordshire)

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30 Harmer Green Lane

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Join Harry Thompson, Jodie Isitt and Dr Judy Eaton in Digswell, Hertfordshire for a PDA Event delivered from three different perspectives.

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By courtesy of Digswell Village Hall, Harry Thompson, Jodie Isitt and Dr Judy Eaton are hosting a brand new event - The PDA Nurture Programme - PPP. Each of the three P's represent a persepctive from which each host will be speaking: Personal, Parental and Professional, all on the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance - a behaviour profile within the autism spectrum.

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Firstly, Jodie Isitt - mother of three autistic children (one of whom has PDA), manager of the blog, Autism with Love and the Author of children's book 'Autism with Lola' - will be offering a fantstic insight into parenting PDA.

Jodie introduces herself as: "A mother of three amazingly determined Autistic children and I am also a carer for my daughter Lola aged 9. Lola is Autistic with a demand avoidant profile and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She had an extremely difficult time whilst attending a mainstream primary because of her ability to mask her difficulties. She also had some trouble regulating her sensory differences which were perceived as bad behaviour. When Lola transferred into a specialist primary school I found that I was having trouble accepting I would always be a carer, and I wanted to use my creativity to help others realise that you can build something around being a parent/carer and whilst doing that helping to change peoples perceptions of disabilities including autism."

Next up, Harry Thompson, the very eloquent author and speaker will deliver a talk in which he will offer unique, descriptive insights into PDA from a first person perspective.

Harry Thompson is a public speaker, PDA Ambassador, expert by experience and consultant, YouTuber, and the author of 'The PDA Paradox - The Highs And Lows of My Life on a Little-Known Part of The Autism Spectrum'. Harry is heavily involved in projects and research on all topics around PDA and Neurodiversity. He dedicates most of his time travelling around the country giving talks and mentoring children with PDA. Harry is currently writing his second book which will be a fictionalised children's story written from the first-person perspective of a neurodivergent child.

And finally, Dr Judy Eaton will talk about PDA from a professional's perspective.

Dr Judy Eaton - Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Director - having worked in the field of psychological assessment and intervention since 1993, began her career as an academic, researching language and emotional understanding in typically and atypically developing children, before deciding to move into Clinical Psychology. The British Psychological Society awarded Judy Chartered Psychologist status in 1997. Judy is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Clinical) with the Health and Care Professions Council. Judy worked in the field of clinical psychology within the National Health Service for ten years, and has also worked in a low secure psychiatric hospital for children and adults as Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist. Dr Judy Eaton currently works at Help For Pychology, a team of highly experienced clinicians specialising in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) based in Norwich, Norfolk. Dr Judy Eaton's new book released by Jessica Kingsley Publishers: A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum: Diagnosis, Intervention and Family Support (Available via Amazon).

Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask the speakers whatever you want.

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Doors open at 12.00 for a 12.15 start, and the programme will finish at around 15.30. Upon conclusion of the event, there will be opportunities to network, meet and chat with the speakers, enjoy refreshments and purchase any or all of the speaker's books. The day itself will wrap up at around 16.00.

We do hope you are able to make this wonderful opportunity to engage with some of the people who are most able to explain how life works - and doesn’t - with Pathological Demand Avoidance.

*If you are a parent hoping to attend, and you are planning on bringing your child, please note that our cut-off age for under 18s is 13 years old. Thank you.*

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