We should be standing together

I recently read an article explaining why PDA isn’t diagnosed, the article basically inferred that PDA doesn’t exist and is just attachment disorder being mislabelled. Amongst the comments at the end of the article was one by an ‘Autistic individual’, this person said, and I quote: “Not all autistic individuals support PDA.” and “I do […]

Recovering from being sociable

Being sociable is hard. It’s tiring, mentally exhausting. My brain feels like it needs a break. This is common for neurodiverse people, not so much for neurotypical people. I’ve heard that for ‘normal’ people, being sociable is a way of de-stressing and recovering from the day’s events šŸ˜® For Autistic people and especially for PDA […]

Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is where the signals between the brain and ear get muddled up, so the information the ears are picking up gets misinterpreted by the brain. This isn’t a problem with the ears, there’s no hearing problem but rather a processing issue by the brain. Imagine a car on a road. For […]

Positive PDA

After the rather depressing and negative last posts I wanted to do one a little happier, so here is positive PDA, a positive post on all the good things about PDA. A lot of these pointsĀ are based on my version of PDA (my life) and some are based on points I’ve been given from some […]

Disorder or difference?

Autism, ADHD, sensory processing, PDA. All of these are labelled as being disorders. I know many of these people who state that they feel these are not disorders, rather they are differences. And different isn’t wrong. I have to agree with them, just because something isn’t the way you are used to doesn’t mean it’s […]

P is for Pathological.

P is for Pathological. Pathological has a negative stigma attached to it. People hear pathological and their first thoughts are of pathological liars orĀ pathological murderers and they think pathological means people like to do it a lot. They think those people are able to control their actions but have something ‘wrong’ with them or that […]

Tips for parenting your PDA child.

Parenting a PDA child can be quite difficult as they require a parenting technique which is rather different from typical parenting and even Autistic parenting. Due to the high levels of anxiety and the constant need for control, PDA children find it intolerable to follow commands, whether these come from an outside source or themselves. […]