CISPDA & Simply Misunderstood

New Collaboration

CISPDA and Simply Misunderstood, both based in the North West of England, aim to provide support, improve the understanding and spread awareness of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance).

We are planning to do three different training of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance):


(1) An Introduction to PDA in different areas in the North West of England. 


(2) A practical workshop, in the same area (different day), looking more indepth into interventions that actually work so the parents can leave with an action plan of things they can do.


(3)  We will also be looking at training for professionals.



To ensure parents and carers get the most from the day, each course is limited to 20 attendees.



If you want it near you and you know of a small venue please contact us or put a comment below


CISPDA (Comunidad Internacional Sindrome PDA)

Rocio Manzanera Lidon

Founder & president CISPDA 

Consultant psychologist, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) specialist including PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). Founder and director of CISPDA since 2015, first worldwide project to spread awaraness about PDA in Spanish. I have experience working with children and young adults 1:1, 2:1 and their respective families. I have experience working with people with ASD (including PDA), learning difficulties, Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Anxiety Disorders, Challenging Behaviour, etc. I provide personalised support to families from different countries in the world, mainly from the UK, South America and Spain. 


Read more about how can I help you here.

simply misunderstood

Jude Seaward

Founder Simply Misunderstood

Nurse Consultant/behaviour therapist whose background lies within learning disability nursing. Specialised in challenging behaviour and autism and have been completing a holistic functional analysis of behaviours for the past 12 years. I worked within the NHS in I am very passionate about providing a quality and an individualised service which enables people to have a happy and fulfilling life. 

© 2015 -2017 Rocio Manzanera Lidon
© 2015 -2017 Rocio Manzanera Lidon

Nueva Colaboración

CISPA y Simply Misunderstood, ambas establecidas en el noroeste de Inglaterra, tienen como objetivo proporcionar apoyo, mejorar la comprensión y concienciar sobre PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance).


Jude Seaward y una servidora nos hemos reunido para iniciar un proyecto de manera conjunta. Vamos a empezar a impartir cursos de formación sobre PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) para familiares y cuidadores directos a partir de Marzo 2017 en Reino Unido.  Habrá tres tipos:


  1. Introducción a PDA, en diferentes áreas en el Noroeste de Inglaterra.
  2. Taller práctico, en la misma área (día diferente), trabajando más en profundidad las intervenciones que realmente funcionan para que los padres puedan terminar el día con un plan de acción.
  3. Formación de profesionales (tanto de la salud como de la educación).

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