This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Ensure PDA is recognised, diagnosed & treated/educated nationally
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) was first described in the 1980s by Elizabeth Newson. It is an Autism Spectrum Disorder. However it has similarities to ADHD, ODD, ADD & Attachment Disorder and is often misdiagnosed. This causes delays in providing appropriate education & support.
We need to ensure a national understanding amongst teaching social and health care professionals to ensure families already under considerable strain get access to the right support in a suitable time frame. This is especially important in ensuring the right educational interventions to ensure children can continue to learn and integrate with society
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