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.

For now the booklet will be available only online, with printed copies to follow.

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


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


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