Supporting Parents of Children with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance
Autism Solutions

Supporting Parents of Children with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance

It’s unfortunate that motherhood is subjected to external opinions/judgment; this is often the case for parents raising a child with PDA. This article offers some tips for parents experiencing “bad press”. Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is characterized in children by a continual resistance to everyday demands through social manipulation which has, at its root, an

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Building Emotional Health in Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance
Education and Classroom

Building Emotional Health in Children with Pathological Demand Avoidance

We don’t have to look very far to find research giving us rather disheartening statistics about the poor emotional health of children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Up to 70 percent of children with ASD develop mental health difficulties, as opposed to 10 percent of the typical population. Of course, as practitioners and parents of

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OCD and Autism: Unpicking Children’s Behavior in a Dual Diagnosis
Autism Health and Medical Info

Understanding Autism and OCD: A Comprehensive Guide

Most of us have heard of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). You hear the term, and your mind immediately paints the picture: doing the same action repeatedly, checking your alarm five times before bed, or obsessing over a concern. But what exactly is this disorder, and is there a link between autism and OCD? Autism and

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