Helpful approaches for parents/carers


This 2 page information sheet provides a summary of PDA helpful approaches for parents and carers.

Autism and the PDA profile are ‘dimensional’ – meaning they vary a lot from one person to another and at different times or with different people – so parents/carers need a ‘toolkit’ of helpful approaches, tailored to each child, applied flexibly and reviewed regularly.

This resource covers:

  • The PANDA
  • Adjusting your mindset
  • Support tips
  • Optimising the environment
  • Being cautious with rewards/praise/sanctions
  • Reducing the perception of demands



For more detailed information please see: Helpful approaches – children.