A note on PDA and mobility

I wanted to write a bit about Little Miss M's needs around mobility. Mobility is the ability to move or be moved freely and easily, and there are times when Little Miss M is unable to walk and needs help to move from one point to another. We continued to use a pushchair for longer … Continue reading A note on PDA and mobility

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PDA True Colors (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is an autism spectrum profile. Children and adults with the PDA profile of autism are often misunderstood. I hope the information in this video will help change that.   For more information about PDA please visit the PDA Society website Please share far and wide and help #BeingUnderstood become the norm … Continue reading PDA True Colors (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Little Miss M, overcoming demand avoidance like the star she is! ⭐ We were at a safari park. We'd done all the walk-through bits and it was time to do the drive-through bit. She wanted to do it. She wanted to see her favourite animal on the safari, the giraffes. She wanted to see the … Continue reading

A note on the barriers and impact of demand avoidance on my PDA child

A distinct feature of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is to resist and avoid the ordinary demands of life. This refers to the demand avoidance part of PDA and I think it's really important to recognise the barriers and impact this has on Little Miss M and other PDAers. The way demand avoidance presents in PDA … Continue reading A note on the barriers and impact of demand avoidance on my PDA child