Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome Reference Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners
(Revision 2: April 2016)

The PDA Society has recently revised our reference booklet for Practitioners. The booklet was initially produced and printed in 2014 as part of our 'Awareness Matters' campaign.

The booklet will be useful to Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners.   

To download an electronic copy of the 2016 revision of our Reference booklet for Practitioners please click here

This is a free electronic resource. Distribution is positively encouraged. 

Important Information regarding printed copies

We have a limited supply of hard copies of the 2016 edition of our reference booklet. 

If you are a practitioner working in the Health, Education or Social Care field and you would like to request a hard copy, please email with your name, job title and full work address including postcode. We can only supply one copy free of charge. Additional copies may be requested, but there will be a charge of £2 per additional booklet. 

If you are a parent or carer who wishes to request that a booklet be sent to a Health, Education or Social Care practitioner working with your child; then please email with the practitioner's name, job title and full work address details, including postcode. 

Parents who wish to obtain a printed copy for personal use are also welcome to email and request a copy; however please note that there will be a charge of £2 per booklet.

We would encourage people to download a free electronic copy for themselves (which they are of course welcome to print). Please also share the electronic booklet with others, or direct them to this webpage so they can download a copy for themselves. 

Further information – professional resources

You can find further information, leaflets, websites and webinars in our extensive list of professional resources and webinars

Further reading and information about PDA

Further information about PDA can be found in the following areas of our website.

The National Autistic Society also provide an increasing amount of information about PDA.

Please note that the PDA Society are not making any recommendations nor is responsible for the content of sites and links that are external to the PDA Society.

Please contact us if you discover any broken links.