Support - Local groups

This is a list of the local groups we’re aware of (please note that these local PDA support groups are independent and external to the PDA Society). Some are online-only Facebook groups, some are local support groups and some do both.

If you run a local PDA support group and wish to have your details added please email us with the name of your group, location, details about when and where you meet up, contact details and links to any website or Facebook page.

If you’re interested in setting up a local PDA support group, please note that there isn’t a formal programme for this but we can support anyone who wants to set up their own local group by providing guidance, leaflets and a platform for promoting the group. Hilary Harvey who set up The South Bucks PDA Support Group has put together a helpful guide for us called ‘Setting up a PDA Support Group’ which can be found in the ‘Get Involved’ menu.

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Early Intervention – Aberdeen

Early Intervention Aberdeen provides support and guidance to parents/carers of young children with suspected nuerodiverse conditions, including PDA. Please visit our website for resources and more information about our forthcoming events. In addition, we would love to hear directly from you via FB messenger or you can email Amanda or [...]


Flip side is a small North Lanarkshire volunteer group who aim to provide things to do for 18-30 year olds who have a range of support needs, including PDA. This age is just a guide we would never turn anyone away if they were older. Activities include: exercise classes, arts [...]

Spectrum Life Scotland

Additional Support Needs online support group including, ASD, ADHD, ODD, PDA, Dyslexia, SPD, Anxiety... Many parent carers feel that their children don't fit neatly into that diagnostic criteria! The Spectrum of conditions are so varied, every child is different. Your child may have been diagnosed with a few conditions, or with [...]

PDA Awareness & Support Group – North Lanarkshire

PDA Awareness & Support Group, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Meets: Daytime Group - 1st Thursday of each month in HOPE for Autism, Chapel Street, Airdrie from 9.30am-11.30am. Evening Group - 2nd Monday of each month in Forgewood Community Centre, Motherwell from 6.30pm-8.00pm. .fusion-button.button-25 {border-radius:2px;}Visit Facebook group .fusion-button.button-26 {border-radius:2px;}Visit Twitter page

PDA Families – North East (formerly Tyneside Durham and Cleveland PDA Support Group)

Public page and private support group for PDA Families - North East (formerly Tyneside Durham and Cleveland PDA Support Group). It is our intention to spread the awareness of Pathological Demand Avoidance and signpost to relevant information for both Parent Carers and Professionals.   .fusion-button.button-27 {border-radius:2px;}Visit public Facebook page .fusion-button.button-28 {border-radius:2px;}Join private Facebook [...]