Harry Thompson’s PDA videos

If you haven’t already seen Harry Thompson’s videos on PDA then let me tell you a little about them.

Harry Thompson is an adult who has PDA, he has created videos that are available online on Youtube for people to learn about how PDA affects him and about PDA in general. There are some really useful tips on his videos and he expresses everything clearly and articulately. The videos are generally between 10 and 15 minutes long (so easy to digest) although there are shorter ones. 

His videos have been very well received and are definitely worth a watch, so below is a summery of just some of the excellent videos available:

Harry’s first video is an Introductory video to PDA, a great starting point for those who are new to PDA or for those who are new to Harry’s videos and is a good place to start watching from.

This video, what not to say or do to a child with PDA, is helpful for parents learning about PDA and wanting to know how to manage their child.

This one is about Harry’s schooling history as a child with PDA (part one, there are more).

PDA and working (part one) is about the demands of working for PDA people.

And this video (part one) is about personal relationships.

Implicit demands is his latest video on what implicit demands are and how they affect PDA people.

You can also follow his Facebook page Harry Thompson and PDA: How sensory overload robs me of my moral code.

5 thoughts on “Harry Thompson’s PDA videos”

  1. I’ve just watched the what not to do with a PDAer and it sounds like my daughter to a T! I’m now following his page too and will eventually watch his videos. There’s not much research on adult PDAers and it’s encouraging as a parent to see there is life out there! Lol! Loved the last sentence – don’t try to make us confirm or fit in with the system because we’re here to change it! Or words to that effect!! Love it!

  2. We took Harry up on his offer of a video call and we Thanked him for all his videos and information. Happily donated towards his book which we can’t wait for!

  3. Harry,
    my name is Amanda Gribble, and I am an adult student. I have 15 years of support work experience and currently work full time with The Autism Society of North Carolina, in the US. And am a current part time student with hopes of full time study in psychology at UNCA.
    I am interested in writing a paper for one of my classes and am in search of interviewing an expert on PDA. unfortunately the US has not recognized PDA yet as a form of ASD. With this being so, I can’t find anyone qualified here to do an interview with so that I may write my paper.
    If you or you should know anyone or which direction to point me in, I would be extremely grateful.
    I intend to bring awareness of PDA’s existence to my community and to the US. I believe one of my long term participants that I work with is an anomaly to most others. However, to me, PDA is uncannily and characteristically symbiotic in favor with my participants mode and has been consistent for the entire five years now I have supported her now. It’s been of interest to me personally as well, because I find a lot similarities between ADD (my diagnosis) and ASD. When I discovered PDA however, it felt like I had finally connected yet another missing and unexplainable piece to perhaps my own childhood/ adolescents/ adulthood behaviors and all my years in working with ASD.

    I do look forward to hearing back at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you for your time, and I wish you a good day.

    Sincerely, Amanda Gribble.

    1. Hi Amanda, I’m from the US and would very much like to connect with you – My background is as a Special Ed teacher and have had much experience with PDA. Perhaps you could send me an email to my email address (or reply here thru Rico’s blog you don’t get access to it in this reply) We seem to have much in common – Look forward to speaking! Thanks so much! K

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