I’ve been reading this brilliant blog https://homecrazzyhome.wordpress.com/ by Tara, a lovely mother to PanKwake. They are Radical Unschoolers and she details her life Radically Unschooling her PDA daughter. Radical Unschooling follows on from the Unschooling principle, a type of Home Education which doesn’t follow the strict rule and routine of regular schooling. Unschooling is letting your child […]
Who am I? Am I a PDA person? Or do I have PDA? Am I an adult with PDA? Or an adult PDAer? Am I a person with PDA? A PDA adult? Or just a PDAer? Do I have Pathological Demand Avoidance? Or am I Pathologically Demand Avoidant? Who am I?
A while ago I wrote the post We should be standing together. Today I read an article which shows just how far removed from standing together some people are. Here is the link if you want to read the article. The author of the article (pathological demand avoidance: my thoughts on looping effects and commodification of autism) expresses […]
Reliability is NOT a PDA trait! Reliability – the ability to rely on something or someone. The placing of expectations in the assurance these expectations will be met. I would not say that reliability is a PDA trait, I would struggle to say that PDAers can be reliable. Not because they don’t want to […]
It’s not easy to pluck up the courage to explain you or your loved ones condition to another person, especially when that condition is rare, slightly controversial and largely misunderstood by society. So when those people then come out with comments which are rude, stereotypical, offensive or just plain wrong, it makes it that much […]
There’s a big, bad monster living in my head It’s eating away at me from under my bed I hear so many times how we (us PDAers and Autistics) don’t seem to care; about our appearance, about our hygiene, about our health, about the fact that we smell because we haven’t washed in days […]
or Why anxiety isn’t the cause of PDA demand avoidance in PDAers The thing which makes PDA so different from all the other types of anxiety related disabilities is the root cause of demand avoidance in PDA. For years PDA was seen as an anxiety led need for control, with the cause of demand avoidance […]