Practitioner and Clinician Resources

Here are some links that we hope you find useful. If you would like to suggest links you think we should add to this page, please contact us.
Published journal articles can be found here.



PDA Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners - 2016 Edition


Pathological Demand Avoidance Summary Sheet
prepared by the 'PDA Development Group', June 2016

    National Autistic Society information on Diagnositic Profiles

A Tipping Point for PDA: SEN Magazine


Demand-Anxiety cycle resource template 

'What PDA means to me' editable version 


'What PDA means to me' completed example


Pathological Demand Avoidance: Behavioural Strategies advice sheet, from Autism West Midlands

Keys to care
Helpful approaches for a PDA profile of autism
Helpful approaches for a PDA profile of autism at Christmas

Other sources of information 

Other Visual Publications Relating to PDA (poster format)

  • O'Nions et al., 'Extreme/ ‘Pathological' Demand Avoidance: An Examination of the Behavioural Features Using a Semi-Structured Interview. Presented at IMFAR 2016 (Baltimore) and EFCAP 2016 (Porto) (download PDF by clicking here
  • 'Features of Pathological Demand Avoidance Identified Using the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (‘DISCO')' O'Nions et al., presented at IMFAR 2015 (Salt Lake City) (download pdf by clicking here)
  • Autism East Midlands - How does PDA present in a play-based assessment? (download PDF by clicking here)
  • Autism East Midlands - Strategies used to identify PDA in a play-based assessment (download PDF by clicking here)

General Information 


International Websites 

Discussion groups for professionals 

PDA Society Enquiry Line 

  • PDA Society Enquiry Line Information and advice for families and professionals regarding strategies for individuals with PDA 

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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