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  • vprecht
    Posts: 1
    Hello. I am in the US where I haven't heard anything about PDA. My 13 year old son was diagnosed with autism in 08. My wife and I have gotten him support inside and outside the home, but I have always felt his tendency to refuse to do anything was due to my poor parenting, guilt reinforced even by therapists we've worked with: I should push him more, set limits etc. But pushing has met with rage and pushback. I am happy I found this site and have begun to read about this condition. I will continue to look for resources here in the States.
  • RhanHRhanH
    Posts: 1,133
    Hi vprecht, welcome to the forum. I’m glad you’re finding this site helpful. There is a Facebook group in the US that you may be interested in, I’ve put a link below, together with another link to our resources

    https://m.facebook.com/groups/pdausa/

    https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources/

    It sounds like you have already been trying to help your son in the best way you can so try not to feel guilty by what others say. Have you tried any of the strategies yet, did they make a difference? Please do keep posting and ask any questions you may have and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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