5th Annual PDA North America Conference: March 6 & 7 (virtual), March 7 & 8 (in person)

We are so excited to announce our 5th annual PDA North America Conference. Joining us this year are some incredible experts including our keynote speaker – Linda K. Murphy, MS, CCC-SLP and author of Declarative Language Handbook and Co-Regulation Handbook.

Other experts & speakers include Diane Gould, Founder of PDA North America, Ruth Fidler, Education Consultant and author, Sally Cat author of PDA by PDAers, Brook Madera of No Pressure PDA,  Zach Morris, Education Consultant for PDAers, Sandra McConnell, PDA Certified Trainer & Parent Consultant, PJ Starling – adult PDAer and PDANA Board Member, and Colleen Hanson speaking on Polyvagal Theory. 

Details for Virtual Event

March 6 & 7 – Online via Zoom 

March 6th – Small topic-led groups by various experts with opportunities for discussion. 

March 7th – Learn from prominent experts on topics such as co-regulation, declarative language, supporting PDAers and more. This day will live streamed from the in-person conference. We will do our best to integrate the community attending online during Q&As. (This day will be available for 2 weeks after the event.)

We will offer the opportunity for all online attendees to network with other attendees.

View the full agenda at registration link below!

 

 

Details for In Person Event

March 7 & 8th – Holiday Inn North Shore in Skokie, IL (Suburb 15miles north of Chicago) 

March 7th:  Learn from prominent experts on topics such as co-regulation, declarative language, supporting PDAers and more. Multiple opportunities for networking with our experts, and perhaps one of the most important parts of the conference, opportunities to meet and engage with other families supporting PDA. Breakout lunch groups and happy hour with attendees.  (This day be live streamed and available for 2 weeks after the event.)

March 8th:  Small topic-led groups by various experts with opportunities for discussion. 

Hotel: The Holiday Inn North Shore has a room block reserved for all PDANA Conference attendees. Please use code “PDA” when booking!

Getting here: The hotel is based just 15miles north of Chicago in Skokie, IL. If flying, the best airport is Chicago O’Hare. 

View the full agenda at registration link below!

Testimonial: “As we have waded through our understanding of all this, PDA North America has been an invaluable resource. The conference brought so many facets of our experience together. It furthered my intellectual understanding of PDA, brought me a ray of hope in Ruth Fidler’s interviews with Heidi, Evan, and Julia, and connected me with other parents of teenagers who have similar family experiences. I felt seen and understood for the first time in years.”

– Parent to PDAer & 2023 Conference Attendee

Testimonial: “I am blown away with how supportive, informative, educational, respectful, and truly life changing the conference was. I flew across country with my 11-yr old PDA son and a 4-month old baby to attend because I needed to be in a room with people that “get” my life. It was that and more.  This will be a conference I will come back to every year.” 

-Parent to PDAer, 2023 Conference Attendee

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