“Perspectives on Demand Avoidance” Conference Resources

Thank you for registering for “Perspectives on Demand Avoidance: Is it PDA or Something Else?”.

A two-day virtual conference hosted by POPARD, in collaboration with ACT.

Date: Thursday & Friday, November 17 & 18, 2022

Presentation Handouts

Session 1: Supporting Learners with Pathological Demand Avoidance
Laura Kerbey BSc (Hons), PGCE (Autism), NPQH

Session 2: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions – Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem-Solving
Ross W. Greene, PhD

Session 3: Understanding and supporting children and young people with a PDA profile
Phil Christie, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Session 4: ESE Wars Episode III – The Return of Darth Task Evader – An analysis of escape-maintained behavior
Merrill Winston, PhD, BCBA-D

Supplemental Resources

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Recording Access

All registrants received access to the recording of this presentation for two weeks, beginning Monday, November 21. Access has now ended, thank you for watching!


ACT – Autism Community Training is pleased to bring Laura Kerbey, BSc, PGCE (Autism); Ross W. Greene, PhD; Phil Christie, CPsychol, AFBPsS; and Merrill Winston, PhD, BCBA-D to Vancouver, to present on the important topic of ‘Perspectives on Demand Avoidance’.  Drawing on their many years of experience, the presenters will inform, educate, and encourage dialogue amongst professionals from diverse theoretical and clinical backgrounds.

POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders), has provided crucial financial support for this conference. POPARD provides consultation, training, and support services to all public and independent schools across the province of British Columbia, under the auspices of the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care.

ACT depends on community collaboration and support to sustain our work, as our organization is a small not-for-profit. We deeply appreciate the many parents and professionals across British Columbia who volunteer their time and expertise and donate funds, which enables us to provide free, evidence-based resources.

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Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving From Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving

Ross W. Greene, PhD

Thursday & Friday, May 18 & 19, 2023

Join Dr. Ross Greene for a two-day workshop exploring his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model for recognizing and reducing challenging behaviors across diverse settings. View details & registration.

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