Reliability is NOT a PDA trait!

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 […]

10 things not to say about PDA

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 […]

The monster

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 […]

Books on PDA

There are a small number of books either about or containing Pathological Demand Avoidance in them. I’m told there are some more on the way which I’m excited about and will be sharing the links to once they are out. In the meantime here is a list of the ones which are already published. I’ll […]

Now or never

I have a now or never mentality when it comes to tasks. When the post comes I read it immediately and deal with whatever it is straightaway. Appointments I record straight into my diary, letters, emails, notifications I reply to straightaway. This isn’t because I’m proactive or ‘on the ball’ or even organised. I’m forgetful […]