NEST on Tour USA – Miami
Harry, Laura, and Eliza are on a mission to help and inspire parents and professionals who support and work with neurodivergent children.
If you are a parent/carer or professional supporting Autistic or PDA children you won’t want to miss this IN PERSON conference in Miami, Florida.
An introduction to PDA and how to support individuals with PDA – Laura Kerbey has a degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education (Autism) a PCGE in Lifelong Learning and holds NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship). Laura has been working with autistic children and teenagers for 20 years. Join Laura discussing PDA and how you can positively support your neurodivergent children.
A Journey Into The PDA Mind – Harry Thompson, the PDA Extraordinaire is an Autistic PDA adult, he is the author of the bestselling book – PDA Paradox, a public speaker, autistic educator, PDA ambassador, consultant & self-advocate. His audiences receive invaluable insights into neurodivergent experience, often delivered with controversial humour & brutal honesty. Join Harry share his unique perspective on a journey into the PDA mind.
Purchase Harry’s books in advance and bring them with you for an opportunity to have them signed by the author himself! I’m Not Upside Down. I’m Downside Up and The PDA Paradox
The Family Experience of PDA – Eliza Fricker illustrator and author. Eliza is parent to a teenager who is autistic and PDA. She and her husband both self-identify, as neurodivergent. Eliza has first hand, experience of living in a family where anxiety and demand avoidance are part of our daily lives. She supports parents and families with a holistic and empathetic response as well as professionals to understand the importance of viewing and supporting children through a neurodivergent lens. Her book The Family Experience of PDA: An Illustrated Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance came out in December 2021, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She has also written and illustrated a blog “Missing the Mark”, a deeply personal and all too human exploration of a mother’s journey navigating the education system. Join Eliza as she shares her unique perspective on family life with PDA.
Purchase Eliza’s The Family Experience of PDA in advance and bring it with you for an opportunity for her to sign it.
Self-Directed Education Specifically for PDA – Je’anne Clements is a mother, writer, speaker and Self-Directed Education facilitator. She is a founder of Riverstone Village, a Sudbury-inspired learning community in South Africa. Her own neurodiversity together with long-term experience of multiple instances of PDA in family, partner relationships and alternative education settings gives her an overview perspective on what is needed for supporting young PDAers, (and also ADHDers and Dyslexics) in directing their own education.
Panel Q&A – Following their focused presentations Laura, Harry and Eliza will be hosting a Q&A session with delegates. If you have always wanted to ask the team a question or gain a better understanding of neurodivergence this is your chance!
Special guests to be announced!
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