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Mon, 02 Sept



Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop

The Davis Autism Approach Workshop has been created to provide meaningful solutions for you or someone who you are supporting.

Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop
Davis Autism Approach — Training Workshop

Time & Location

02 Sept 2024, 09:00 BST – 13 Sept 2024, 13:00 BST


About the Event

Workshop Schedule:

Monday 2 — Friday 6 September


Monday 9 — Friday 13 September

Daily timings: 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. British Summer Time (UTC+1).

The  Davis Autism Approach Workshop has been created to provide  meaningful solutions for you or someone who you are supporting.

In  this forty-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the gentle,  non-invasive Davis Autism Approach® and be guided on a journey to  understanding the Life Concepts created by Ron Davis and outlined in the  book, 'Autism and the Seeds of Change.'

The  workshop gives participants the training and materials required to take  a loved one through the Davis Autism Approach,  including:

  • A  set of simple, effective self-management strategies, that enable you to  manage stress, control energy levels, and maintain focus.
  • How to achieve Individuation – helping your loved one to develop accurate perception and an awareness of self.
  • Gaining  practical experience in using clay to explicitly teach the Davis Life  Concepts for Autism. These include: consequence, time, sequence, order  and disorder - facilitating true understanding of one's environment. Other concepts covered include: emotion, want, need, motivation, and responsibility. There is also a set of Relationship Concepts which include exploring relationships based on trust, belief, agreement and rules; as well as the idea of making decisions based on what is good, bad, right and wrong.
  • Developing a knowledge base of how to integrate these concepts into your loved one’s daily life.
  • Creating a support network.

Workshop Presenter:

Richard Whitehead

Director, Davis UK & Ireland

Davis Autism Approach Workshop Presenter and Training Supervisor

Davis Learning Strategies Workshop Presenter

Davis Dyslexia Workshop Presenter and Training Supervisor

Richard has been a Davis Programme Facilitator since 2002. Having been a classroom teacher for several  years, he originally discovered the Davis methods when looking for a solution for the son of some friends.

His  extensive background in education includes time spent teaching in both the adult and mainstream secondary educational sectors.

Richard  has a keen interest in holistic approaches to health and learning;  alongside his dyslexia work, he has run workshops on effective  parent/child communication based on the work of Adele Faber and Elaine  Mazlish.

Richard has lectured and presented on the Davis learning  methods in countries and cultures as diverse as the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Italy (Sardinia), South Africa, New Zealand and the United States.

Richard's  original university education was as a linguist, and he speaks several  European languages. Alongside Richard's work with the Davis methods, he  is also a Patoss-accredited Specialist Teacher Assessor, specialising in multilingual SpLD assessments for non-native speakers of English in the UK. For six years, he was Special Educational Needs Coordinator in a leading British independent secondary school.

Richard is author of the books Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If ? and Counting On Fingers. He has written articles on neurodivergent learning styles for publications that include Literacy Today, Green Parent Magazine and Personnel Today magazine and is a regular speaker at the Birmingham Neurodiversity Show.


  • DLCA – Initial Booking Deposit

    Secure your place with an initial 50% deposit plus £15.00 service fee. You will be invoiced for the balance, which will fall due one month prior to attending and can be paid by bank transfer, Paypal, Wise, or using the "Balance Payment" ticket on this page.

    +£15.00 service fee
  • DLCA – Balance Payment

    Due by 26 August if you paid a 50% deposit to book. £15 service fee applies; contact us for alternative fee-free methods of payment.

    +£15.00 service fee
  • DLCA – Payment All In One

    Pay your workshop fee all in one go. If you select this method, the £30 service fee is on us.




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