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  • webb November 2006
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Autism Support Services - any good for PDA?
  • What are people's experiences of referral to Autism Support Services?

    They are visiting school next week - friends whose children have ASDs speak highly of them but from the advance info they've sent there is no indication that they realise they are not dealing with an ASD this time. (The new SALT hadn't read the report and so didn't appreciate the nature of his pervasive developmental disorder)
  • webbwebb
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    Hi,

    This is a difficult one!
    PDA is closely related to Autism ie it is in the Family of Pervasive Development Disorders but it is not Autism!
    You will need to ask the Autism Support Service if they fully understand the differences between PDA and Autism before they start advising you or school what to do with your child.
    I had good info from them concerning my other child with Asperger Syndrome.
    My PDA child is in a school for Autistic children and the staff recognise the differences, therefore maybe the Autism Support Service will too.
    The best advice I can give is ask them if they know the difference!!!

    Paula
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