Welcome to the PDA Contact Group Website
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder related to, but significantly different from, autism and Asperger syndrome. First identified as a separate syndrome at the University of Nottingham, research has continued at the Elizabeth Newson Centre. Children with PDA would previously have been diagnosed as having 'non-typical autism/Asperger' or 'pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified'; but it is important to diagnose them separately since they do not respond well to the educational and treatment methods that are helpful with autistic and Asperger children, and since appropriate guidelines for education and handling have been produced by the Elizabeth Newson Centre specifically for children with PDA.
The main role of the PDA Contact Group is to offer telephone support to parents of children with PDA. The group also offers advice and information to anyone living or working with a child or adult diagnosed with PDA. Most of the information on this web site is derived from documents written by Professor Elizabeth Newson.
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