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Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) was first described in the 1980s, by Elizabeth Newson, and is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder related to, but significantly different from, 'standard' autism and Asperger's syndrome, and is increasingly becoming recognised as part of the autism spectrum

Specifically,
people with PDA will avoid demands made by others, due to their very sudden, and usually high, anxiety levels when they feel that they are not in control.

This resource page links to various websites, Facebook pages, blogs, documents, graphics, & videos etc. and gathers together the best available information surrounding PDA, from sources around the world, to help parents, carers, professionals and others have a better understanding of PDA, and to provide help and support for people dealing the condition.

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Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Excellent Article
Autism Daily Newscast

This is genuine, and VERY important.
Please share everywhere you can.
This is a real, and ongoing, situation.
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