A note on holiday dreams and PDA

I thought I'd share some examples of how Miss M, Mr M and I navigated through Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) while on holiday recently and how we found our way to making some demands indirect and depersonalised enough for Miss M to cope with... First of all, some background: We went to Disneyland Paris which … Continue reading A note on holiday dreams and PDA

A-Z of PDA Strategies

Pathological Demand Avoidance is an autism spectrum profile and requires support strategies which minimise anxiety and facilitate the need for control through collaboration and negotiation and by being more flexible and less directive than other types of autism support strategies. In this A-Z series we share the tailored support strategies which help our child who … Continue reading A-Z of PDA Strategies

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