PDA Matters (USA)


PDA Matters is a charity based in the United States whose main function is Raising Awareness and Spreading Hope (RASH) about PDA in the US. They are starting in a small way, aiming to expand as resources permit.

They aim to:

  • provide information to raise awareness about pathological demand avoidance;
  • foster international links between the US and other countries on PDA matters;
  • facilitate communication between parents and carers of children seriously believed to have PDA;
  • offer a discussion forum for teachers and other professionals interested in better handling of PDA children;
  • (where possible) spread hope about the future for PDA children.

In addition, PDA Matters:

  • promotes research into PDA;
  • works towards having PDA recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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