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Richard Woods offers mentoring, Skype consultations, general and bespoke training, workshops and conference talks. Areas include:

Autism and anxiety

Autism and ethics

Autism, an introduction

Autism strategies

Disability studies introduction

Monotropism theory (an interest based account of autism)

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)


Fees: Mentoring and Skype sessions, £40 per hour, plus travel costs; training events, £50 per hour, plus travel costs; day rates, £250, plus travel costs.


Location: based in Nottingham, willing to travel.


Bio: Richard Woods is a leading author on Demand Avoidance Phenomena (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and an editor of the autistic-led good practice journal, Autism Policy and Practice. He has delivered training sessions in both the UK and internationally. ​He completed his BSc Technological Physics at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2016. After his diagnosis in 2012, he was pivotal to the running of the Autistic-led society at NTU until 2014. Since 2013, Mr Woods has been working in schools in his local area, undertaking roles such as a mentor. Currently, he is an independent scholar pursuing an Interest Based Account of autism (monotropism theory). Mr Woods’ is involved with Participatory Autism Research Collective. When not advancing autistic persons’ rights, Mr Woods can be found immersing himself in cyber-goth style music and socialising with his friends. Ironically, he resides in Nottingham, the source of Rational Demand Avoidance.