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Corrina Wood is an Independent Disability Consultant and Trainer. She has worked extensively with families for over 15 years where there are children (and adults) with Autism Spectrum Conditions, including PDA. Her work includes managing a Family Support Service, Assessing Parenting in Autistic Parents, Parenting Courses, she is a licensed facilitator for the Cygnet Programme. Corrina has a Masters in Autism where she focused on parental stress. She has recently completed her training in ADOS2 Assessments.

For details of Corrina’s services and courses we encourage you to take a look at her website here


Who Will Benefit From This Workshop?

This session is targeted towards parents, carers, teachers and teaching assistants, with PDA young people in their care who are struggling with volatile and challenging behaviour, meltdowns and signs of distress that are affecting the family and classroom dynamics.

As a parent, Corrina has a wealth of experience with neurodiversity having a range of complex needs in her home including PDA. Her personal experiences inspired Corrina to go on to study a masters in autism and she is a professional behaviour expert within the autism community and Barnados’ Cygnet programme. We are delighted to present a trainer so well versed and with personal experience in detecting and understanding the cues we see in our PDA young people.

This workshop aims to help you understand and address negative behaviour. You will gain tools and insights to be able to stand back and look at the bigger picture, and discern what is really going on with your PDA young person. 

Saturday 5th December 2020

3pm GMT

This session will take place online on Saturday 5th December at 3pm GMT with limited places available on the live workshop for just £15. 

It will be hosted by Positive PDA and delivered live, allowing you to post your comments to Corrina as the session proceeds, and will be followed with a question and answer session with Corrina. On the Wednesday after the session you will receive a free recording of the workshop to watch back as often as you need. 

If you are unable to attend you may purchase a ticket to receive the recording of the training to watch as many times as required in your own time. Click “buy ticket” below and select recording only and we will deliver the link straight to your inbox. Please note the workshop is recorded live on the 5th December and will be edited and sent to you on Wednesday 9th December. Apologies, but we are not able to send it any sooner!

What Will The Training Include?


Corrina will deliver her workshop which will be followed by a question and answer session.

Specifically, the workshop will include the following training:


Looking at the behaviour displayed by the child.


Helping you understand why the situation keeps happening and what triggers it.


Why is the meltdown happening.


Techniques to de-escalate the situation.


Unpicking the behaviour.


Gaining insights and techniques to combat and cope with the situation.


The live workshop will feature an extended question and answer session after Corrina has delivered his training. As a professional trainer and expert Corrina’s advice is well sought after. You will have the chance to put your specific questions to Corrina. Throughout the live training we encourage you to post any comments that you have in order to seek clarification of any questions that may arise during the session. Where this raises a more in depth discussion it may be addressed during the Q&A. 


As a bonus gift you when you purchase your ticket Corrina is offering a free half hour consultation session and £5 off her hourly rate if parents book one to one sessions thereafter. (Terms & Conditions Apply.)

Once the session is complete you will receive, on Wednesday 9th December, access to a recording of the session… so you can go back and review it whenever you like!