Pathway to support for PDA adults

Other than the resources on our website, there’s little support or information available specifically for PDA adults and their families.

This page signposts some sources of useful information, support and advice. The PDA Society takes considerable care to check the services that we signpost, however we’re not responsible for the quality, experience or outcomes from third party organisations. We’re currently developing an accreditation process for services and organisations and will list these in due course, in the meantime please use our enquiry line service for more information if required.

When accessing services and support, it is likely that you’ll need to share information about the PDA profile of autism and what approaches are helpful with PDA with all the people (including clinicians) you are in contact with – please feel free to print off or send links to any of the information on our website.

​PDA specific support

Other useful sources of support

Includes signposted sources of support relating to:

  • Helpful approaches
  • Identifying with others’ experiences
  • Assessment/diagnosis
  • ​Advocacy
  • ​Transitions
  • Support from Social Care
  • Support from health & mental health services
  • Speech & language therapy
  • Support for Selective Mutism
  • Occupational therapy
  • Concerns/complaints about health & mental health services​
  • Support/training​
  • Benefits
  • Encounters with the law ​

Independent diagnostic centres