Support and Advice

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. We’ve also put together some PDA-related suggestions for healthcare passports.

PDA specific support

Education advice

Independent diagnostic centres

Other useful sources of support/advice

Includes signposted sources of support and advice relating to:

  • Mental Health
  • Behaviour that challenges
  • Speech & language therapy
  • Support for Selective Mutism
  • Occupational therapy
  • Social care
  • Carers
  • Siblings/young carers
  • Toileting
  • Encounters with the law
  • Health Services – rights/complaints
  • Benefits
  • Financial assistance
  • Transitions