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James’ story

James is 14 and kindly shared this extract he wrote about his experience of PDA. His insightful and honest account covers how PDA can be misunderstood; masking; school; the need to have ‘demand free’ time; the importance of trust in relationships; the impact of the Covid pandemic and what [...]

Helen’s story – PDA in families and deciding to home educate

Helen self-identifies with a PDA profile and sees the same traits in other family members including her daughter and her Mum, with mutual understanding across the generations having led to an instinctively collaborative and compassionate approach to both parenting and education. Passionately believing that our education system is not [...]

Early Intervention – Aberdeen

Early Intervention Aberdeen provides support and guidance to parents/carers of young children with suspected nuerodiverse conditions, including PDA. Please visit our website www.earlyintervention.org.uk for resources and more information about our forthcoming events. In addition, we would love to hear directly from you via FB messenger or you can email Amanda or [...]

What is PDA? booklet in Dutch

The PDA Society has been contacted by group members from PDA Nederland & Belgie who have kindly translated our What is PDA? booklet into Dutch. We’re sharing the translated booklet here in case it helps others. Please note: the PDA Society is not able to verify the accuracy of translations [...]

Introduction to PDA (2021)

An introductory video about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This video is just over 20 minutes long and covers lots of information, including: What is demand avoidance? PDA & Autism Key features of a PDA profile Research & clinical themes Why identify PDA? How PDA can feel What are demands? Demand [...]

Translations into Dutch

PDA Nederland & België translates information about PDA into Dutch, including our What is PDA booklet, for use in Holland and Belgium. They have a Facebook group and a website where they share translations.   .fusion-button.button-14 {border-radius:2px;}Visit Facebook group   .fusion-button.button-15 {border-radius:2px;}Visit website     Please note: the PDA Society is not able to verify the accuracy [...]

An exploration of the PDA profile in children

An exploration of the Pathological (or Extreme) Demand Avoidant profile in children referred for an autism diagnostic assessment using data from ADOS-2 assessments and their developmental histories This paper represents the first step in analysing and reporting on data gathered between 2015 and 2017 on 351 children referred to Dr [...]

Extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance: an overview

Extreme/‘pathological’ demand avoidance: an overview In this article, Elizabeth O'Nions and Judy Eaton provide an overview of PDA, discuss the clinical presentation of individuals with a PDA profile, and differences compared to children with documented attachment difficulties. They then discuss empirical work describing how anxiety-driven avoidance of routine demands can [...]

Flipside

Flip side is a small North Lanarkshire volunteer group who aim to provide things to do for 18-30 year olds who have a range of support needs, including PDA. This age is just a guide we would never turn anyone away if they were older. Activities include: exercise classes, arts [...]

What is PDA? booklet in Persian

The PDA Society has been contacted by Adib Mohareri who has kindly translated our What is PDA? booklet into Persian. We’re sharing the translated booklet here in case it helps others. Please note: the PDA Society is not able to verify the accuracy of translations listed on our website.     Translated [...]

‘PANDA’ page in Danish

We were contacted by Anette Grandjean who kindly translated our Helpful approaches for a PDA profile of autism infographic into Danish and we’re sharing it here in case it helps others. Please note: the PDA Society is not able to verify the accuracy of translations listed on our website. More about our [...]

Spectrum Life Scotland

Additional Support Needs online support group including, ASD, ADHD, ODD, PDA, Dyslexia, SPD, Anxiety... Many parent carers feel that their children don't fit neatly into that diagnostic criteria! The Spectrum of conditions are so varied, every child is different. Your child may have been diagnosed with a few conditions, or with [...]