PDA Training in Wigan - England

'Introduction to PDA' Training in Wigan

CISPDA and Simply Misunderstood, both based in the North West England, aim to provide support, improve the understanding and spread awaraness of PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This one day course 'INTRODUCTION TO PDA' aims to improve the understanding of PDA for parents, family members and carers living or working with children and young adults who have a diagnosis of PDA or suspect it. 


The course covers the following key areas:

  1. Understanding PDA
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Other diagnosis
  4. Intervention.
  5. Useful resources.

Following this course, a practical workshop will be available in Wigan. It will be focused on succesfull interventions that work with children and teenagers with PDA so the atendees can leave with an action plan of things they can do. Please read more about this other course here.


The training is written and delivered by Jude Seaward (Consultant Nurse & Behaviour Therapist) from Simply Misunderstood and Rocio Manzanera (ASD Consultant Psychologist) from CISPDA. Find this event on Facebook here.


The cost of this ona day PDA training is £45 per person. £80 per person for both events in Wigan (PDA Training + PDA workshop). To book your tickets please click here 


We are also able to offer this one-day training and one-day workshop across the North-West of England. For more information please contact us to jude@simplymisunderstood.co.uk or rocio.manzanera@autismo-pda.com


about us

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. Rocio has experience working with children and young adults 1:1, 2:1 and their respective families. Rocio has experience working with people with ASD (including PDA), learning difficulties, Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Anxiety Disorders, Challenging Behaviour, etc. Rocio provide personalised support to families from different countries in the world, mainly from the UK, South America and Spain. Find more information about her e on www.autismo-pda.com/blog 

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 16 years. Jude has worked within the NHS and she is very passionate about providing a quality and an individualised service which enables people to have a happy and fulfilling life. Find more information about Jude on www.simplymisunderstood.co.uk

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