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Coronavirus support

We've collated and created specific resources to support the PDA community during the Coronavirus pandemic. They are spread across 4 pages: Links and tips for the PDA community during the Coronavirus pandemic Accessible information about coronavirus (social stories etc.) Information about mental health UK GOV Guidance Returning to school advice [...]

PDA North America

PDA North America was established as a result of the March 2020 Chicago PDA workshop. At this first PDA event in America, there was overwhelming enthusiasm and support for an ongoing effort in the US and Canada by the parents and professionals who attended. Diane Gould hosted the workshop [...]

Do You Know Me?

The sequel to last year’s bestselling Can You See Me? Co-written by autistic twelve-year-old Libby Scott, with diary entries based on her own experiences of autism with a demand avoidant profile. Great for reading with friends and family and engaging a wide audience, this book sees autistic protagonist Tally [...]

National Autistic Society PDA resources

Here are links to the National Autistic Society's PDA resources: What is pathological demand avoidance (PDA)? Supporting pupils with a demand avoidant profile The National Autistic Society provides useful information to help everyone understand anxiety in school and school refusal – though please note that the strategies suggested would [...]

The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide

How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic "Never be ashamed of being different: it is this difference that makes you extraordinary and unique." This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to [...]

PDA tools and resources – tes online

The following PDA-related resources are available to purchase or download for free from www.tes.com ... Managing Demand Avoidance Toolkit .fusion-button.button-13 {border-radius:2px;}View resource The Demand Avoidance Toolkit, is an adapted framework of collaborative approaches used in education to teach pupils with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This pack works alongside the Zones of Regulation [...]

Italian translations and blog

This blog and YouTube channel includes translations of PDA information into Italian. Un altro blog sull'autismo? Ebbene si. Un altro. Un blog di una mamma con un figlio nello spettro autistico. Ma se non altro, una condizione nuova, non diagnosticata in Italia! Lo scopo di questo blog è portare in italia conoscenza [...]

Support for siblings

It can be tricky to balance the needs of individual children within any family, and this can be even trickier in PDA households. Our Siblings page offers advice around strategies and tips for supporting siblings. A PDA parent has also written two very helpful documents: a Q&A for Siblings and Personal [...]

Keys to care

A single page help sheet for supporting and helping someone with a PDA profile. Ideal for those working with individuals whose care-needs have been identified as relating to demand avoidance. Useful as a grab-sheet for members of staff - a regular reminder of what can help. Also helpful for family [...]

PDA Reference Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners

This booklet was initially produced and printed in 2014 as part of our 'Awareness Matters' campaign and revised in 2016. The booklet will be useful to Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners. This is a free electronic resource. Distribution is positively encouraged.  In addition, the PDA Society can supply hard copies [...]

Pathological Demand Avoidance: summary sheet

A one-page explanation of the PDA profile, produced by the PDA Development Group and published in June 2016. It describes the main features and the key approaches to supporting a PDA person. The PDA Development Group comprises a group of clinical and professional experts, and includes representation from the NAS [...]