Autism: Pathological Demand Avoidance Introductory Awareness

Aims to: Provide an introduction to PDA – a profile on the autistic spectrum

Learning objectives:

  • Identify that PDA is a specific profile on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Examine the History of PDA
  • Explore the concepts of PDA pathological demand avoidance or EDA extreme demand avoidance
  • Examine the background to the diagnostic profile of PDA – (including key milestones)
  • Explore behaviours that may present in an individual with PDA
  • Explore making reasonable adjustments 

Audience: Individuals working with or supporting adults with autism. 
*Open to family carers