Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is a profile that describes those whose main characteristic is to avoid everyday demands and expectations to an extreme extent. This section explains what a PDA profile is and the assessment process. It also links to some personal accounts from adults with PDA.
Strategies and approaches
Many parents and teachers find that some of the recommended strategies used with autistic children are not effective for a child with a PDA profile. We explore some useful resources for supporting those with a PDA profile in our guides below.
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