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:
- Information for healthcare, social care and education professionals
- National Autistic Society Criminal Justice information
- National Autistic Society – guide for police officers & staff – please note that the approaches may need considerable adaptation for a PDA profile of autism