I had been meaning to write a full article regarding my thoughts on the name for my neurotype “Pathological Demand Avoidance” for a while and then another PDAer, and a friend of mine now, wrote one and so I chose not to. Sally Cat’s article is excellent, raising many different… Read More »Changing The name PDA
Pathological Demand Avoidance
So many professionals, “experts” other autistics and even people in the PDA community do not understand this distinction and it is important. There is a term “autistic demand avoidance” and many people believe PDA is just that. It is Not. So you can see how people think it is the… Read More »Pathological avoidance is distinct from autistic avoidance
Saturday 13th July – Winchester Guildhall 6:00-9:30pm – Harry thompson and Jodie Isitt Book now oh.. and me. Yay. here is the description: An evening of insight into the Pathological Demand Avoidance neurotype featuring Harry Thompson, Jodie Isitt and Emily Fackrell. Emily Wilding Fackrell of CalmFamily, hosts an evening with… Read More »Hosting Harry and Jodie….. wow!
One of the questions I hear often is, “what is the difference between Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)”. This question often comes from parents who are trying to figure out what is happening for their child when they are seeing them struggle to an extreme degree. These… Read More »The difference between ODD and PDA
AS AN ADULT, NEWLY IDENTIFIED AS PDA, WITH PROBABLY AT LEAST TWO PDA CHILDREN. Firstly, this is the first thing I have written on PDA and it will not be the last. Myself and my son are currently being assessed in regards to PDA and I am as certain as… Read More »Describing Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)