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Me and My PDA

Me and My PDA: A Guide to Pathological Demand Avoidance for Young People This beautifully illustrated guide helps young people with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) to understand their diagnosis, develop self-awareness and implement their own personalised problem-solving strategies. Written in consultation with young people with PDA and their families, this [...]

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children

The first book ever written about PDA - it gives a comprehensive overview for everyone with an interest in the subject. It was written collaboratively by professionals and parents. This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties [...]

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?: A guide for friends, family and professionals Meet Issy – an 11-year-old girl with pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA), a condition on the autism spectrum. Issy invites readers to learn about PDA from her perspective, helping them to understand how simple, [...]

The Explosive Child

A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children A groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviours, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field. What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems [...]

PDA Reference Booklet for Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners

This booklet was initially produced and printed in 2014 as part of our 'Awareness Matters' campaign and revised in 2016. The booklet will be useful to Health, Education and Social Care Practitioners. This is a free electronic resource. Distribution is positively encouraged.  In addition, the PDA Society can supply hard copies [...]

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. .fusion-button.button-15 {border-radius:2px;}Access Resource [...]

Keys to care

A single page help sheet for managing 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 [...]