Valuing Adult PDA Voices: One day conference
Feb 11, 2020 at 09:45 — 16:30 (GMT)
Organiser: SPECTRUM Savvy
|9.45-10:30am||Arrival & registration (Tea, coffee, danish pastries & fruit provided)|
|10:30 - 10:40am||Welcome, briefing & introductions from Julia Daunt|
|10.40 - 11:10am||Julia Daunt presents an Introduction to Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome|
|11:10-11:30am||Break (Tea, coffee, biscuits & fruit provided)|
|11:30am - 12:10pm||Sally Cat explains the importance of adult voices & demonstrates the differences between PDA & non-PDA autism|
|12:10 - 12.50pm||Grace Trundle: From the outside looking in: the challenges of a researcher, the benefits of working with adult PDA-ers, & a look at what's going on in other areas of psychology & medicine.|
|12:50-1:30pm||Lunch (Buffet of Sandwich platters, salads, chips & dessert)|
|1:30-2:00pm||Libby Hill, of Small Talk speech & language therapy, communicates details of her project, looking at the dynamic assessment of the impact of social anxiety on social thinking in children with PDA.|
|2:00-2:30pm||Dr Judy Eaton: (Video) What we have learnt so far about adult autism and PDA, and the kind of issues that adults, with and without a diagnosis, face.|
|2:30-3:00pm||Julia Daunt provides her personal account of PDA: 'PDA & me'.|
|3:00-3:20pm||Break (Tea, coffee & refreshments provided)|
|3:20-4:00pm||Sally Cat & Julia Daunt: Question & answer session|
|4:00-4:30pm||Vikki Threlfall, PDA Society Trustee: Closing remarks|
Tickets are just £55, plus booking fee. This includes your buffet, refreshments and your parking too.
How accessible is the event and venue?
If you have a question about accessibility, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the venue directly or by clicking on the 'contact the organiser' link and we will seek to meet your individual needs.
'AccessAble' also provides information about accessibility here: Venue Accessibility
Where can I park?
Parking is situated next door to the Hotel in an NCP Car Park (St James Barton). The Car Park has 300 spaces and is on a first come first serve basis. Take a ticket from the Car Park barrier on entering. If here for a Day Conference the Car Parking is complimentary from 08:30-17:30 and the ticket will be validated by the Hotel reception when leaving. If staying overnight the Hotel reception will charge £17.50 when checking out and once paid the ticket will be validated.
What if I can't attend?
Full refunds will be given for cancellations up 30 days before the event. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds after this date and we cannot refund the Helm Tickets booking fee.
If you are unable to attend, please consider offering your ticket to another person in your place. Contact us via the Helm Tickets 'Contact Organiser' link to keep us informed.
Could the event be cancelled?
Due to the event being run by a group of dedicated individuals, rather than a business, we have to plan for the event that we do not sell enough tickets to cover expenses. If we do not sell sufficient tickets to cover venue hire, food, travel, equipment, insurance etc, we will have to cancel the event and issue full refunds, excluding the booking fee.
Can I bring my children?
We ask that delegates make alternative childcare arrangements to help ensure the smooth running of the event.
Should I bring my ticket?
Yes please. Either print it off or be ready to show details of purchase on your mobile phone.
Who is Spectrum Savvy?
Nicola Beldham found autism as her vocation in 1994 and ever since, has always strived for better understanding of the condition and for meaningful and valuable inclusion. She has a degree in Human Communication, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a masters in Autism with distinction. She led a specialist Further Education team to be finalists for a National Autistic Society award for innovative practice. Nicola is neurotypical version of an autism specialist in a Further Education college, but under the name 'Spectrum savvy', Nicola also embraces neurodiversity and inclusive practice through social media and bespoke autism related training.