Frequently Asked Questions

This is a quick link guide to the most frequently asked questions our enquiry line service receives about PDA …


Is a PDA profile of autism a good fit for me or my child?

Only an experienced clinician would be able to say whether a PDA profile of autism is a good fit for you or your child, after undertaking a very detailed assessment. There’s a wealth of information on our website which will help give you a good understanding of PDA, these are good starting points:

About Autism & PDA

What is demand avoidance?

Identifying PDA

National Development Team for Inclusion – introduction to PDA webinar

PDA case studies – understanding the lived experience

Books about PDA

What is PDA? booklet


​How is PDA assessed/diagnosed?

Please see detailed information on the diagnostic pathway for children and diagnostic pathway for adults.

Identifying PDA

PDA Development Group – what makes a good diagnostic assessment

PDA Society statement on diagnostic terminology


How do I access support?

PDA Society enquiry line

PDA Society forum

Support groups – local and online

Self-help, coping strategies & therapies for adults

Siblings

Support & advice (children) and Pathway to support (adults) – signposts to many helpful organisations

Share materials from the PDA Society such as:

to help others understand how to support you/your child.


How do I get support at school/work?

Family life – school

Workplace adjustments for PDA

Support & advice (children) and Pathway to support (adults) – signposts to many helpful organisations


What approaches are helpful with PDA?

Self-help, coping strategies & therapies for adults

Helpful approaches – children

Understanding behaviours

Meltdowns

Understanding PDA webinar

Keys to Care

PDA P A N D A


​Is there training available on PDA?

Please see our training pages


What information is there for professionals?

Please see our Working with PDA pages