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Helen’s story – PDA in families and deciding to home educate

Helen self-identifies with a PDA profile and sees the same traits in other family members including her daughter and her Mum, with mutual understanding across the generations having led to an instinctively collaborative and compassionate approach to both parenting and education. Passionately believing that our education system is not [...]

Introduction to PDA (2021)

An introductory video about PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This video is just over 20 minutes long and covers lots of information, including: What is demand avoidance? PDA & Autism Key features of a PDA profile Research & clinical themes Why identify PDA? How PDA can feel What are demands? Demand [...]

What is PDA? booklet

This booklet is designed to be an introductory guide to the Pathological Demand Avoidance profile of autism for individuals, families and professionals. The booklet covers an overview of PDA, how PDA can feel, an insight into what demands are and how they’re avoided, info about identifying PDA, helpful approaches and [...]

Mapping educational experiences

Mapping the educational experiences of children with pathological demand avoidance This paper describes a study carried out to review the educational experiences of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).  It would be of interest to those who work in the field of education and to parents who are navigating their [...]

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 [...]

PDA tools and resources – tes online

The following PDA-related resources are available to purchase or download for free from www.tes.com ... Managing Demand Avoidance Toolkit .fusion-button.button-13 {border-radius:2px;}View resource The Demand Avoidance Toolkit, is an adapted framework of collaborative approaches used in education to teach pupils with PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance). This pack works alongside the Zones of Regulation [...]

AET National Autism Standards

This extensive paper entitled 'The Distinctive Clinical and Educational Needs of Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome: Guidelines for Good Practice' was written by Phil Christie and originally published in the Good Autism Practice Journal. It is reprinted by the Autism Education Trust (AET) to accompany their National Autism [...]

Challenging school exclusions

Children and young people with PDA or other forms of autism, or indeed other special educational needs, can struggle with behaviour which challenges. Our Being Misunderstood survey showed that almost 1 in 10 had experienced permanent exclusion at some stage. This has been possible because schools have said that the [...]

School refusal guide

This extensive guide was written by a doctoral student and her co-founder of 'Not Fine in School'. There is a summary guide and a guide for schools also available from their website alongside many other sources of information and support. It describes in detail what parents can do to support [...]

Super Shamlal – Living and Learning with Pathological Demand Avoidance

This illustrated storybook is aimed at children aged 7-11 to help them recognise the features of PDA, and develop tools to support them. A helpful introduction for parents and carers explains how it feels to live with PDA, and the appendices at the back provide useful strategies to be [...]