PDA (pathological demand avoidance syndrome) is increasingly recognised as being part of the autism spectrum. You can find more information about PDA in the related conditions area of our website

Further information and advice

  • To discuss a diagnosis of PDA, please call our Autism Helpline on 0808 800 4104.
  • To find out more about current research into PDA, please see Autism Data, or contact our Information Centre on 020 7903 3599.
  • For telephone support for parents and carers of children with PDA, and professionals working with children or adults with PDA, contact the PDA Contact Group (affiliated to Contact a Famliy): www.pdacontact.org.uk.