Information for criminal justice professionals

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is best understood as a profile on the autism spectrum – for more information please see About autism & PDA.

It is important for criminal justice professionals to have PDA on their radar, because individuals with this profile of autism and their families are particularly vulnerable to being misunderstood.

Information to follow – in the meantime please see:


Further information

For further information please see our Resources directory. Our What is PDA? booklet is a helpful introductory guide to the PDA profile as well, and please don’t hesitate to contact us. In addition, we’d like to draw your attention to these additional sources of information, topics or fields of study which we feel are helpful in furthering understanding about PDA.

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