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)

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Creating a PDA friendly lifestyle

I originally wrote this for Steph's Two Girls' 'Our PDA Story' series earlier this year. I thought it would be nice to add it to the blog roll and share again here. At age 6, and a few months before her PDA diagnosis, my daughter started refusing life as we knew it. Gradually, one by … Continue reading Creating a PDA friendly lifestyle

A note on the fear (or intolerance) of uncertainty

My beautiful girl is so stressed by the fear of uncertainty at the moment. Demand avoidance is one thing, one very difficult and challenging thing, but this is something else all together. I cannot reduce life's uncertainties like I can reduce demands and no amount of distractions will take her mind off the uncertainty she … Continue reading A note on the fear (or intolerance) of uncertainty