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 in detail

This post is a roll-call of previous blog posts by Riko (me 😀 ) that look into Pathological Demand Avoidance in more depth. Sort of like an all in one go to guide. First up, PDA broken down into it’s individual components and explored: P is for Pathological. An in-depth look at the word pathological and […]

The PDA profile

We’ve all heard the statement ‘when you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism’, but is this also true for PDA? I’ve heard many people say that the profile or trait list for PDA describes their child ‘to a T’, or ‘could have been written about X’. I haven’t heard many […]