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Pathological Demand Avoidance

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Eltham Community and Reception Centre

801 Main Road

Eltham, VIC 3095

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Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a diagnostic subgroup of the Autism Spectrum first suggested by researcher and clinician Dr Elizabeth Newson in the 1980s. While PDA is now clearly affirmed by the UK’s National Autism Society and recently referred to by Australia’s own Autism Clinical Research Centre, it is yet to be recognized world-wide. Whenever a new categorisation is suggested, it is only natural that it sparks critical debate amongst professionals. But what has driven this category has clearly come from a gap in knowledge, identified by families for whom the ASD label for their child, just “doesn’t quite fit”.

The drive for new diagnostic labels should never be the “final step”, but rather a new name means a new approach - one that serves to include what is valuable, while excluding what is pointless at best, or harmful at worst. This is the over-riding message from the lead researchers and advocates for PDA in the UK. This seminar is open to anyone wanting to know more about PDA.

This Workshop includes:

• An overview of the rationale for considering PDA;

• The diagnostic criteria;

• Understanding the underlying mechanisms;

• The reported impact on families; and

• What professionals currently know works.

Presenter: Sonia Street, Psychologist

Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Time: 7pm – 9pm Doors open at 6:30pm for registrations

Price: $25 for Parents/Carers

$35 for Professionals

All Professionals receive a Certificate of Participation

Location: Gallienne Room, Eltham Community & Reception Centre

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