I'm extremely passionate about Pathological Demand Avoidance, (PDA) and in supporting its developing recognition and understanding across the globe.
I first came across "Its like Autism but..", (Pathological Demand Avoidance), over twenty years ago while in education. Since then I have worked with many individuals and their families.
A regular conference speaker and trainer on PDA, I've been delivering training looking at various aspects of PDA for over ten years.
I have been lucky to present across this country, and the globe, talking about PDA. at schools, universities and many major conference events. Please click upon the images below to see more, and to know more about PDA, see the video below from the PDA Society.
I offer a range of range of workshops looking at education and home. (See my training page). I advise and consult with families and
individuals. I also run a support groups for families. I'm very active upon social media and supporting families.
I have also had several articles published, and have supported in the advising and development of County policy.
For more information on PDA, I recommend you visit the excellent PDA Society and please see my resource section for books, pages and websites specific to PDA. If you would like to explore a possible PDA identification, please click on the written links below, the Extreme Demand Avoidance Questionnaire from Liz O,Nions and PDA Self Report Assessment Tool for Adults by Dr Vincent Egan (Both found upon the PDA Society website), and "What is PDA" downloadable booklet from the PDA Society.
Image Descriptions: Top of page. Hand drawing from "Missing the Mark" Showing the name Tigger Pritchard, with various illustrations taken from one of my presentations on PDA. Black upon a white background. A photograph of a painted stone, gold and white writing upon a black background. "The Autistic Coffee Shop" and "PDA Together" Autistic acceptance is all year round, find us on Facebook" With drawings of the infinity symbol, Cornish Mine house, with a white/black Cornish flag.
Image Descriptions: Video box, showing PDA Society logo and play button.