What causes PDA?

The exact cause of PDA is still being investigated. We do know that, as in autism and Asperger Syndrome, it is linked to a hard-wiring problem in the brain. It is likely to be caused by a combination of factors, genetic and environmental, which may account for changes in brain development.

It is important to remember that PDA is not caused by a person's upbringing or their social circumstances and it is not the fault of the parents or the individual with the condition.

Is there a cure?

There is currently no cure for a person with PDA but our knowledge about appropriate interventions and educational approaches is growing.

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