This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

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We believe that PDA autism should be recognised in the UK medical directory as a specific, diagnosable condition. We would like to see government intervention to persue this. PDA has been recognised as a form of autism for over 30 years with the National Autistic Society, yet getting a diagnosis through the NHS is a postcode lottery. This condition affects hundreds of children and their families, yet because of lack of diagnosis, there is also lack of support.

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