Diagnosis & Assessment

 
The ENC (Elizabeth Newson Centre)
Based in Nottingham (UK) - Where PDA was first identified and properly described - still the very best place to have a diagnosis of PDA in the UK and, most likely, in the whole world.
 
 
 
The National Autistic Society -  specialist diagnostic and assessment servicesThe National Autistic Society - NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism: referrals and assessment
At the Lorna Wing Centre for Autism, we offer a range of specialist diagnostic and assessment services for children, young people and adults.
 
 
 
Dr Jo JonesDr Jo Jones, Consultant Paediatrician
Based in Solihull (UK) - A children's doctor since 1994, now based in Solihull, and with a wide range of experience in dealing with complex childhood problems related to Disability, Autism
and ADHD, including PDA.
 
 
Peter Ludlow - Spectrum Psychology LtdPeter Ludlow - Spectrum Psychology Ltd
Based in Lincoln (UK) - Specialist diagnostic and legal services by Peter Ludlow, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, specialising in autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental conditions. Diagnosis, assessment, follow-up, etc.
 
 
Help for Psychology is an independent assesment companyDr Judy Eaton - Help for Psychology
Help for Psychology is an independent company, led by a highly experienced consultant clinical psychologist, set up primarily to offer assessment, diagnosis and support to children, adults and their families affected by developmental difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Conditions (including Asperger's Syndrome and PDA) and ADHD
 
 

UK based

The National Autistic Society -  PDA informationThe National Autistic Society
PDA information section - a good primer on PDA which
includes a short list of the main features to look out for.
 
 
Autism East Midlands (used to be called NORSACA)Autism East Midlands (used to be called NORSACA)
Quality of life for people with autism - have been providing support to people affected by autism for over 45 years
 
 
The UK Government's Children and Families Bill 2013The UK Government's Children and Families Bill 2013
Part 3 of the Bill relates to Children and young people in England with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
 
 
Liz O'NionsLiz O'Nions - Research work on PDA
Research slides, publications and papers on PDA - updated regularly
 
 
IPSEA - A national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs.IPSEA
A national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs.
 
Dr Luke Beardon BA (Hons), PG Cert (Autism), Doctorate of Education - Specialist in Autism and Asperger syndromeDr Luke Beardon BA (Hons), PG Cert (Autism), Doctorate of Education
Based in Sheffield (UK) - Specialist in Autism and Asperger syndrome. Senior Lecturer in autism, Sheffield Hallam University, Consultant to government bodies both Local and National
 

Parent Led

 
Parent Partnership Services (PPS)Parent Partnership Services (PPS)
Offer advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs. There is one in every English local authority.
 
 
Template letter to GPTemplate for letter to send to GP VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
An excellent GP template letter, by Julia Daunt, so you can request a PDA referral for your child.
 
 

Template letter to school re PDA awarenessTemplate letter to school re PDA awareness VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
An exceptionally useful template letter, by Lynne Morgan, to help you bring PDA to the notice of schools, etc. (Use in conjunction with the 41 page PDA Booklet (click here))
Template letter also available in Word .DOC form here

 
 
PDA SocietyPDA Society
Formerly the PDA Contact Group