Spectrum Savvy was established by Nicola Beldham in 2017. Nicola has worked with children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum in a range of settings and roles. She found her vocation in 1994 and ever since, has always strived for better understanding of the condition and for meaningful and valuable inclusion.
Nicola 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.
Now through Spectrum savvy, Nicola supports others to address barriers to inclusion and promotes neurodiversity across a range of settings.
Understanding PDA (£9)
Thu, 30 Aug 2018. 6pm-8:15pm
As part of Spectrum Savvy's Summer Sessions series, I would like to invite you to an introduction to PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) by Julia Daunt. Julia was diagnosed with the condition when she was 12. She now lives in Nottinghamshire with her partner and spends a lot of her time supporting others with PDA, as well as giving talks and workshops nationwide. In this workshop you will learn about the traits of PDA, how they affect Julia day-to-day and some key strategies that can be used to help someone with PDA. There will be time at the end of the session to ask Julia questions.
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These sessions are taking place in Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire. If you would like something similar for your community, just get in touch!
" The Equality Act 2010 requires that service providers must think ahead and take steps to address barriers that impede disabled people. In doing this, it is a good idea to consider the range of disabilities that your actual or potential service users might have. You should not wait until a disabled person experiences difficulties using a service, as this may make it too late to make the necessary adjustment." www.edf.org.uk