Support & Advice

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Coronavirus support

We've collated and created specific resources to support the PDA community during the Coronavirus pandemic. They are spread across 5 pages: Links and tips for the PDA community during the Coronavirus pandemic Helpful approaches with PDA during the coronavirus outbreak Accessible information (social stories etc.) Information about mental health UK [...]

National Autistic Society PDA resources

Here are links to the National Autistic Society's PDA resources: Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Network Autism resources What is Pathological Demand Avoidance? An adult's perspective Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie PDA and mental health Meeting the educational needs of pupils with PDA Top [...]

Support for siblings

It can be tricky to balance the needs of individual children within any family, and this can be even trickier in PDA households. Our Siblings page offers advice around strategies and tips for supporting siblings. A parent to a PDA child has also written two very helpful documents: a Q&A for [...]

Independent diagnostic centres

The centres listed below all assess for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and within that give consideration to the demand avoidant profile. These centres provide diagnostic assessments for both adults and children unless otherwise specified. Each centre uses their own terminology for describing a PDA profile: some may use “ASD [...]

Education support & advice

This page signposts some sources of useful information, support and advice regarding education. The PDA Society takes considerable care to check the services that we signpost, however we’re not responsible for the quality, experience or outcomes from third party organisations. We’re currently developing an accreditation process for services and organisations [...]