Our aims

The PDA Society is a charity, overseen by trustees, each of whom is a parent of a child with PDA. It was formerly known as The PDA Contact Group - originally set up in 1997 to put people with an interest in PDA in touch with each other, which we still do today through our discussion forum. The change in name to the PDA Society and attaining charitable status is a reflection that we are becoming more than a ‘contact group’ and see ourselves as a voice for PDA, running awareness campaigns and sharing information. Our charitable aims are:

 To help persons with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) an autistic spectrum disorder and their families and carers in particular but not exclusively by:
A) Providing information, advice and support to those persons with PDA, their families and carers including those awaiting diagnosis; and
B) Advancing the education of the general public, in particular those responsible for the care, treatment and diagnosis of PDA by raising awareness in all matters relating to PDA.