Sign In

Please sign in using the log in form at the top of this page or click here

Not a member

You need to register before you can start a new discussion or comment on a post.

Click the button below to go to our forum registration page.

In this Discussion

Welcome to the PDA Society Forum. Please take time to read the 'Forum terms and conditions', which can be found via this webpage: and also in our NEW Forum User Guide:
Messages in the 'General Discussions' category of the forum are visible to all internet users. You are therefore advised not to post anything of a confidential nature in this category.
Welcome to the PDA Society Discussion Forum. Please read our User Guide for more information and contact if you would like to join one of our closed Member Forums for registered members only.
  • Hello,

    Does anyone use or know where we could buy or DIY a PDA badge, similarly to the autism awareness badges that are available for children.

    Also if anyone does use one how have you succinctly and effectively explained PDA in such a way that those who may not understand but helps the child’s impulsivity, behaviour be slightly more understood? Struggling to think of a way of summarising it constructively. Our PDA son *really* struggles with social situations particularly other children, try as he might - his anxiety of the situation and difficulty managing / controlling it means he cannot interact with them and often lashes out at them , often quite horribly. I know some children won’t be able to read but can’t help thinking every little helps - it can be read to them or read by their parents for example.

    Any tips, thoughts and advice would be gratefully appreciated.

    Thank you
  • westd_Moderatorwestd_Moderator
    Posts: 1,292
    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Not sure if this will be helpful/ kind of what you had in mind buthave you seen the pin badges for sale in the PDA society store?

    There are also PDA awareness cards for parents/carers to carry

    you can see both sides of the card on the store webpage.
    (there is an alert card for older children/adults to carry as well).

    If you have more time to explain to someone, there are a few different PDA books out now which are written for children and reading some of them may help with explaining to others:

Please Log in or Register to comment on this discussion.