The PDA Profile of Autism

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a condition which is now recognised as part of the Autism Spectrum.

Children and young people with demand avoidance share areas of difficulty with other autistic spectrum disorders, but strategies and approaches found to be effective can be very different.
Join us online for a series of 5 workshops focussed on developing your understanding of the condition and discussion of strategies to help you and your family cope with the challenges this brings to family life.


Please register your interest in these sessions by completing the form below.

PDA Workshop Interest

Autumn Term on Friday mornings.



For the foreseeable future AuTC have switched entirely to working through the video conferencing platform Zoom and it is proving to be very successful in our sessions with pupils, students and parents so far.

You will need an internet connected device with a camera facility to take part.

We abide by ‘Zoom etiquette’ for all our sessions, as if people talk over each other it can be very difficult to hear anything.

  • please put your hand up (or use the ‘wave’ reaction) when you want to join in the discussion, and wait for the specialist to ask you
  • do use the ‘thumbs up’ reaction if you agree with a point that has been made
  • If you have a question, please type it into the chat box and the specialist will answer at an appropriate point.
  • If you need to talk to someone in your room (such as to sort out a child or whatever) please temporarily mute yourself beforehand!
  • We are pretty relaxed about people coming and going, there is an option to turn off your video if you need to, in these times everyone has to be flexible.