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Fri, 09 Dec



*New* PDA and Sleep

How does Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) affect sleep? And what can we do to help?

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*New* PDA and Sleep
*New* PDA and Sleep

Time & Location

09 Dec 2022, 10:00 – 12:00


About the event

About the webinar

Why does PDA affect sleep? 

Children and young people with PDA can find sleep extremely challenging. Normal 'sleep hygiene' advice simply does not work and leads to battles and distress at bedtime. So what can we do?

As part of her popular webinar series, Nickie looks at how sleep is affected by PDA and strategies parents of PDA children can use to help them sleep better. 

What is covered in this webinar?

·  Common sleep problems in autism and PDA

·  How sleep deprivation affects autistic / demand avoidant children and young people

·  The reasons for additional sleep difficulties in autism / PDA

·  Strategies to help restful sleep for demand avoidant children and young people

Who should attend?

  • Anybody who is personally impacted by an autistic or demand avoidant child / young person with sleep difficulties; adults and parents
  • Health Professionals wanting to know more about sleep and PDA and how this may impact on their clients
  • Teachers wanting to know more about how sleep deprivation impacts on demand avoidant  school age children and their learning / behaviour
  • Social care workers wanting to help PDA clients with more understanding
  • Anybody who wants to know more!

Sessions are interactive and questions are welcomed. Handouts are sent to all attendees after the event.


£20 per webinar


Nickie Sutton has been a sleep practitioner for 6 years and developed the successful and effective sleep courses for Space4Autism which have been running for over 3 years. She runs sleep courses nationwide for charities and parent groups. She is currently delivering a neurodevelopmental sleep pilot project for Cheshire East and Merseyside Integrated Care Board (NHS) and works for The Sleep Charity as part of the training team for new practitioners.

Prior to this Nickie was a nurse for 34 years, most recently working as a Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse, and ADHD Nurse Specialist. She is currently one of small team of experienced sleep practitioners

working on the National Sleep Helpline, and presented at TEDx Hayfield in November 2021 - 'Waking Up To Sleep'.

She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her work, and is able to draw on her clinical background to ensure that her work is evidence based and safe.

She is passionate about improving sleep knowledge and improving the quality of life for adults and children currently suffering with sleep deprivation.


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