PDA Awareness Day 2016

PDA (pathological demand avoidance) awareness day is today (15th May 2016). I’m excited. This is a first time for me because I only really became aware of PDA last year, I haven’t been blogging about it for long. There are many people out celebrating PDA and helping bringing awareness of PDA by holding fundraisers and cake & coffee events. I was going to do ‘something’ for today but with one thing and another (one thing being demand and the other being avoidance 😉 ) I haven’t really managed to do much. I have, however, placed loads of information on my facebook page and shared blog posts by some wonderful people on the subject. It seems social media is a quick and easy way to spread awareness.

I found out about PDA because of the TV show ‘Born Naughty’, it seems I wasn’t alone either. Many people realised they or their children were PDA because of this show. We really do need more programmes that focus on this condition to help us raise awareness. Next year though I hope to spread awareness personally, in my kid’s school, in the groups I go to, around my friends, in my local villages, everywhere really.

For today though, I have decided to include in this post links to PDA blogs, information sites, facebook groups, facebook pages, etc. Basically anything to do with PDA. So feel free to browse the links below and share everywhere to help raise awareness. Thank you.

PDA blogs:

https://parentingthepdaway.wordpress.com/

http://www.stephstwogirls.co.uk/

http://www.lifewithasdandtherest.net/

https://understandingpda.com/

https://dinkyandme.wordpress.com/

https://memyselfandpda.com/

https://pdaguidance.wordpress.com/

http://www.thecreativepair.com/

http://www.thelittlefeather.co.uk/

http://livingwithpda.blogspot.co.uk/

https://advocate4pda.wordpress.com/

http://unschoolingaspies.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/welcome-to-my-blog.html

https://piratesgotoargos.wordpress.com/

https://whatitmeanstofeel.wordpress.com/

https://theworldisbigandiamsmall.wordpress.com/

http://pdaposterchild.blogspot.co.uk/

PDA blog posts:

Pathological Demand Avoidance Day!

http://rainbowsaretoobeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/wonderfulwednesday-pda-awareness-day.html?m=1

Misunderstood “Misbehaviour” – Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Syndrome in Children

View story at Medium.com

PDA resource sites and information:

http://www.pdasociety.org.uk/

http://www.thepdaresource.com/

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/pda.aspx

http://thejigsawtree.org/pda-pathological-demand-avoidance/

http://www.cafamily.org.uk/medical-information/conditions/p/pathological-demand-avoidance-syndrome/

Facebook PDA pages:

https://www.facebook.com/Pathological-Demand-Avoidance-Syndrome-PDA-351483995025865/

https://www.facebook.com/I-Am-AspienGirl-PDA-Syndrome-1133382960012322/

https://www.facebook.com/pdatrainingandsupport/

Facebook groups:

Because there are so many groups now (which is great) I’m adding in the link to the PDA society’s site which lists every PDA facebook group. So simply click on the link and select which facebook group you want 😉 there are many super ones and the people on them are so friendly and helpful:

http://www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources/external-links/blogsandfacebookgroups

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4 thoughts on “PDA Awareness Day 2016

  1. I loved your comment about one thing and another – demand and avoidance – getting in the way of doing something this evening.

    i will be reading through your list of links this evening, eating much of the left over cake from yesterday. Thanks for sharing the links, a great list which makes it so much easier to remember where to go … will be bookmarking the post.

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