Education Resources

The following resources may be of help in educational settings
PDA Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners - 2016 Edition
A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance
Recognising Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Early Years

Simple Strategies for Supporting Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance at School

Dr Emma Gore Langton and Zoe Syson

Autism Education Trust: The Distinctive Clinical and Educational Needs of Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: Guidelines for Good Practice
Mind map for schools 

Sample Child Profile

An editable resource often used by SENCOs to share information, provided by Natalie Menagh, SENCo and Inclusion Specialist 

What PDA means to me' Resource by Sally Russell - editable version 

'What PDA means to me' by Sally Russell (completed example) 
Demand-Anxiety cycle resource template                        
Pathological Demand Avoidance: Behavioural Strategies advice sheet, from Autism West Midlands  

PDA in Schools
Tigger Pritchard - outlines how to support children with pathological demand avoidance

Keys to care
Supporting the transition stage for pupils with PDA 
Helpful approaches for a PDA profile of autism
Helpful approaches for a PDA profile of autism at Christmas

Other sources of information: 

Discussion Group for Professionals 


International Websites 

PDA Society Enquiry Line 

  • PDA Society Enquiry Line Information and advice for families and professionals regarding strategies for individuals with PDA and offering signposting to other appropriate services.

Webinars and Videos

See our Webinar and Video resources page for the latest online seminars from the PDA Society and links to video, television and radio broadcasts of interest.
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