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 self-help and the benefits of understanding PDA.

The booklet can be viewed via the button link below and is free to download, print and share with others.

The PDA Society can also supply hard copies of the booklet free of charge plus postage and packagingPlease see here for further details


Published by: PDA Society
First version: July 2020
Second version: April 2021



Further information

Also available in this series are our What is PDA? information sheet and What is PDA? video.

Various third party translations of this booklet are also available here.