PDA Stories - A series of case studies
PDA is a relatively unusual form of ASD and so professionals generally haven't seen very many cases. Parents also often don't meet very many others who have children with the same issues. This series of individual stories is intended to highlight a range of experiences and illustrate what has been particularly helpful or unhelpful for families.
While every case is different, a key theme is the way in which adopting the right strategies can have such a dramatic impact on the well-being and behaviour of these young people. There is a common problem of initial diagnoses being either too general or insufficiently accurate and the pressures on parents when the problems are misunderstood are enormous. It is hoped these examples will help schools and professionals undertaking assessments to have a better understanding of this form of Autism and how the correct management can help.
Please use these case studies and share them with others. This resource will continue to be developed over time, and is intended to help raise awareness so that diagnoses and strategies are put into effect more quickly than has been the case for some of these children.
Read our stories...
1. Younger Children