Mental health

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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 [...]

Keys to care

A single page information sheet for supporting and helping someone with a PDA profile. Ideal for those working with individuals whose care-needs have been identified as relating to demand avoidance. Useful as a grab-sheet for members of staff - a regular reminder of what can help. Also helpful for family [...]

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 [...]

Self-help, coping strategies and therapies for adult PDAers

Here we have included a downloadable PDF version of the Self-help, coping strategies and therapies for adult PDAers page, found in the Adult Life section. It includes suggestions for self-help, coping strategies and therapies which were assembled from a variety of first-hand accounts shared by adults, diagnosed or self-identifying as [...]

PDA by PDAers

PDA by PDAers: From Anxiety to Avoidance and Masking to Meltdowns This book is a collection of genuine insights and experiences from people living with PDA, adapted from their interactions on a popular online support group. It includes frank discussions of topics relevant to PDA, including work, relationships and managing [...]

The Incredible 5-Point Scale

This much-awaited second edition of the popular Incredible 5-Point Scale is significantly improved and expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, to result in refinements to the original [...]

PDA Society Conference 2015

The first PDA Society conference took place on September 23rd 2015 in Northampton. The day was a great success, with 240 delegates attending. A booklet which includes some commentary and photos from the event, plus the key points from the pre-conference survey can be downloaded within the article.   Published: 2015   .fusion-button.button-18 {border-radius:2px;}View [...]