Information, support and training for PDA

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) is widely understood to be a profile on the autism spectrum, involving the avoidance of everyday demands and the use of ‘social’ strategies as part of this avoidance. PDA individuals share autistic characteristics and also have many of the ‘key features’ of a PDA profile.

This short video is a brief introduction to PDA and the approaches that help. More details can be found throughout our website.

Find out more

The wide range of information on our website can be explored through the following sections …

What is PDA?
Life with PDA
Resources
Working with PDA
Training & events
Get involved

About us

The PDA Society is led and run by a small team, all of whom have a direct connection with PDA. We provide information, support and training and work to raise awareness, increase acceptance and empower people to take action in relation to PDA. The PDA panda is our ambassador because, just like giant pandas, PDA individuals need very specific support to thrive.

Find out more

News
Discussion forum
Donate or fundraise

Featured resources

Coronavirus support
Sources of further understanding
New case study – Helen’s story