Critical Perspectives on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)


A PARC meeting will be held at London South Bank University (LSBU) from 4.30-7pm on 15th May, room VG-10 in the K2 building, Keyworth Street. The meeting will involve a number of presentations critically reflecting upon Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). If you would like to attend please email:

PDA and alternative explanations: a critical overview – Dr. Damian Milton: 4.40 – 5pm

Rational (Pathological) Demand Avoidance: what it is not, what it could be & what it does. – Richard Woods: 5 – 6pm

Break: 6 – 6.20pm

PDA parenting: a critical insider perspective – Paula Sanchez: 6.20 – 6.40pm

Open discussion: 6.40 – 7pm

5 thoughts on “Critical Perspectives on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

  1. Hello all!

    At the University of Nottingham, we are conducting research into Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pathological Demand Avoidance. I am seeking opportunities to recruit participants for this study. We are hoping to engage with adults who have Autism and/or PDA.

    Myself, Grace Trundle, and another researcher, Elinor Bull, are conducting the study under the supervision of Professor Vincent Egan. The research is examining the relationships between Autism, personality, impulsivity, emotionality, and conflict with the law and PDA. It involves a series of questionnaires which are submitted completely anonymously and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. We aim to further the understanding of PDA as a condition as well as it’s relationship to Autism.

    The study can be found and completed at the following address:

    If you are interested in promoting or sharing our research, please do not hesitate to contact me at for more information!

    Thank you!

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