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What is Autism?

‘Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. People with autism have difficulties with everyday social interaction’.

What is PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)?
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is one of several Autistic Spectrum Conditions (also known as ASD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder). The central difficulty for people with PDA is their avoidance of the everyday demands made by other people, due to their high anxiety levels when they feel that they are not in control.
Children may sometimes be described as having ‘challenging’ or ‘oppositional’ behaviour. Parents describe life as ‘walking on eggshells’ and their child as ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.