Hi all Parents, Carers and Professionals
There is a campaign that is starting up in Hertfordshire (with the intention to progress nationally) in order to get PDA recognised as a diagnostic profile.
A survey has been generated by Sally Russell and is so far highlighting the need for a better diagnostic criteria to be used by professionals and a greater understanding of the ‘demand avoidant’ needs of complex and highly anxious individuals. If you are a parent in Herts, please follow the link to contribute to this survey http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PDA-Herts.
We would kindly ask for any written contributions of your experiences and how you found the services in the local area of Hertfordshire?
Alternatively, you may be a clinician, paediatrician, psychotherapist, teacher etc and may feel frustrated in your professional experience with a lack of training or acceptance, in which case we would love to hear from you too.
I will be collating information and assisting Sally Russell and Steph Curtis (as volunteers from the PDA Society) with a view to forming as much evidence as possible to support our claims.
If you would like to contribute, please could you message below and I will be in contact further.
We are also happy to provide a copy of the report for anybody that is interested once the results have been formalised.
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