PDA Society

We provide information, support and training for parents, carers, teachers and individuals with PDA.

The organisation was first established in 1997 by parents of children with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), a profile on the autism spectrum. The PDA Society became a registered charity in January 2016, and is run by a small board of trustees who are all parents of children with PDA.  

Our current activities include:

  • Supporting discussions around people’s experiences of living with PDA
  • Providing support to those living and working with PDA
  • Campaigning for greater recognition of the PDA profile
  • Providing training to different audiences
  • Sharing good practice and supportive ideas
  • Developing new materials and tools which can aid understanding
  • Collaborating with medical professionals as part of the PDA Development Group

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