I serve the community as a blogger, speaker, and mentor. I answer questions about PDA via email, blog, webinar, conference, and one-on-one consultations with parents, educators, and other professionals. If you or your organization need to learn more about PDA, contact me today.
My education includes a master's degree in Forensic Psychophysiology; two graduate certificates in Learning Differences & Neurodiversity specializing in Executive Functioning and Autism; a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminology; and a certification in PDA through the UK-based, OCN-accredited organization, Positive Autism and Support (PAST). My career experience and training includes Crime Scene Investigation; interview and negotiation; mediation and conflict resolution; corporate communications; and various positions of leadership in the US Government.
And, of course, I am an experienced mother of three children, the oldest of which is both gifted and has Autistic Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). I live with my husband and children in Maryland, USA. I personally identify as neurodiverdent and PDA-ish. And I offer a unique perspective of psychology and PDA that rejects old, rigid paradigms and welcomes open minds, warm hearts, and new ideas.