Identifying & Assessing a PDA profile – Practice Guidance


Practice guidance collating the professional practice and experience of a multidisciplinary group of professionals working in the NHS and private practice.

The goal of this document is to aid assessment of a PDA profile, to distinguish PDA from other presentations of marked demand avoidance, and to signpost appropriate support and guidance for individuals and families.

We hope this resource will be informative and useful for all involved in identifying and assessing neurodevelopmental conditions in children and adults, as well as other healthcare, social care and education professionals.

A web-version is also available to view here and printed copies are available to order here.

Here’s a letter/email template which can be used to inform clinicians and autism teams about the practice guidance.


Published by: PDA Society, January 2022



A third party German translation of this resource is also available here.