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National Autistic Society PDA resources

Here are links to the National Autistic Society's PDA resources: What is pathological demand avoidance (PDA)? Supporting pupils with a demand avoidant profile The National Autistic Society provides useful information to help everyone understand anxiety in school and school refusal – though please note that the strategies suggested would [...]

Keys to care

A single page help 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 [...]

Being Misunderstood – 2018 Survey

Experiences of the PDA Profile of ASD Education, health and social care services are designed to be 'needs-based' and 'outcomes-focused'. While the intention is clear, there is a group of autistic people whose needs are frequently not identified in detail, not understood in practice and not fully communicated between professionals. As [...]

Blogs by Professionals

Help for Autism and PDA by Dr Judy Eaton -Consultant Clinical Psychologist Starlight and Stories is a blog written by a special needs teacher. The autism section focuses on supporting children with autism in education and also features several articles specific to the PDA profile. SmallTalk Speech & Language Therapy - [...]

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-12 {border-radius:2px;}View [...]