The Autism of PDA

A question I recently heard was ‘can only high functioning Asperger’s have PDA?’ It’s not the first time I’ve come across a similar question or a comment that all PDAers are ‘high functioning’ or have ‘great verbal skills’. While it does seem that many PDAers have better verbal and social skills than most Autistics, this […]

PDA and communication

Communication. 85% non verbal, 15% verbal. There’s speech, tone of voice, body language, facial movements, body stance, terminology, hand movements, timing, lies, literal and non literal meanings, eye movement, other verbal noises, silence and pauses between speaking. Even for the most social of neurotypical people communication can still be problematic. For autistic and PDA people […]