Our PDA Kids is a trauma informed service aimed at capacity building through information, support and practical strategies for children with PDA, and their families, to thrive.

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), otherwise known as Extreme Demand Avoidance (EDA), is a profile within the autism spectrum.

It is the avoidance of everyday tasks and demands, by feelings of lack of control around choice. These demands can be all-encompassing and cumulative. PDA, like autism, presents differently in different people. There is no one-size-fits-all all.

It is characterised by extreme anxiety in an overwhelmed nervous system that creates an accumulation of micro-traumas for the individual.

Our PDA Kids is an inclusive practice providing at-home, in-person support for parents and children across Adelaide, South Australia, and telehealth services nationally.


Supporting families and individuals through information and advocacy.

Promoting acceptance, inclusion and authenticity of self.

Nurturing empowerment among parents and self-determination within their children.

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