Contact Details

Karen Whichello

Contact Tel:
07850 264265
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Key Services

Areas covered


Pathological Demand Avoidance Training & Support aims to improve understanding of PDA and in particular how the strategies needed to support children and young people affected by Pathological Demand Avoidance differ considerably to typical Autism.   This may be in the classroom, in the home, or for professionals working with children and young people with either a diagnosis or suspected PDA. 

Our services include regular small training workshops held in both London and Surrey for parents and professionals.  The training is written and delivered by Karen Whichello who is herself a mother of a teenage son with PDA and who previously worked for two years in a special school supporting young people with PDA. 

We also support parents on a 1-1 either in their own home, on the telephone or Skype to develop strategies on how to  help manage the considerable anxiety a child or young person with PDA suffers. 

Other services include school observations to support schools be able to improve the learning outcomes and manage either the anxiety and / or challenging behaviour schools can struggle with.  This can be either instigated by parents or schools. 

Categories of SEND

Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and/or physical development difficulties , Emotional, social & mental health difficulties.

Age group

Early years, Primary, Secondary, Post 16.


Consultancy Service, Education Service, Information, Guidance & Advocacy Service , Specialist Educational Setting and/or Outreach Service, Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .

Referral Process

Please contact the service directly for more information or to book services. This service charges for its services.