PDA Resources

Welcome to PDA Resources! A page dedicated with information, links and published articles to further support understanding on Pathological Demand Avoidance. 

first sites to understand PDA:

National Autistic SocietyWhat is PDA?

PDA SocietyWhat is PDA?

Steph’s Two GirlsDoes my child have Pathological Demand Avoidance?

PDA ParentingTop Tips for requesting a PDA Diagnosis


Useful blogs:

Notes on PDA https://notesonpda.wordpress.com

Autism with Love http://www.autismwithlove.co.uk

Steph’s Two Girls www.stephstwogirls.co.uk

Sally Cat http://www.sallycatpda.co.uk

Love PDA https://lovepda.wordpress.com

PDA Bubble https://pdabubble.wordpress.com

Yvonne Newbold (support with violent challenging behaviour) http://yvonnenewbold.com

Me, Myself and PDA by Julia Daunt https://memyselfandpda.com

Riko’s blog: PDA and more https://dragonriko.wordpress.com

A Dash of PDA https://adashofpda.co.uk/

Mumma Birds Boy https://mummabirdsboy.com/

Muddling Through PDA https://muddlingthrough.blog/

It Must Be Mum https://itmustbemum.wordpress.com


Educational Guidelines and Case Studies:

PDA Society –  Good Practice and Insight (various documents)

PDA SocietyAll case studies

PDA SocietyEducational Case Study for Arijana

Hilary HarveyPDA thoughts on siblings


Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire’ (EDA-q):

PDA Society and link to Liz O’ NionsEDAq demand avoidance questionnaire


Articles Published

Special Needs Jungle70% children with Pathological Demand Avoidance missing out on education

Hemel TodayHemel MP back’s mum’s Call to Action  

Raring 2 Go! – Mum’s the Word (the importance of the Parent Voice)