9 episodes

We share our experiences parenting young children with the pathological demand avoidance profile of autism.

PDA Parents Caitie and Casey

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 87 Ratings

We share our experiences parenting young children with the pathological demand avoidance profile of autism.

    Episode 8 - PDA and School

    Episode 8 - PDA and School

    Caitie and Casey talk about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in the context of school, the type of accommodations that are necessary for a PDA child to succeed, and what their children’s school journeys have been like for them and for the whole family. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 7 - Discussing PDA with Friends, Family, and Our Children

    Episode 7 - Discussing PDA with Friends, Family, and Our Children

    Caitie and Casey talk about the language they use to discuss PDA in different contexts, for example, with friends, neighbors, professionals, and within their homes.  At the end of the episode, Caitie and Casey also touch on how they have approached discussing PDA and brain-wiring differences with their PDA children in an age-appropriate way.  

    • 44 min
    Episode 6 - Creative Accommodations for the PDA Child

    Episode 6 - Creative Accommodations for the PDA Child

    Caitie and Casey talk about creative accommodations we use inside of our homes to support our PDA children in meeting their basic needs – like eating, bathing, and teeth-brushing – as well as accessing activities such as art, drawing, competitive and pretend play.  We end by discussing indirect and declarative language as an accommodation. 
     

    • 49 min
    Episode 5 - PDA Outside of the Home

    Episode 5 - PDA Outside of the Home

    Caitie and Casey discuss working through a PDA lens outside of the home, including topics such as masking, social engagements, accessing medical care, and flexible therapy arrangements that work well for the PDA child. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 4 - Lowering Demands in the Home

    Episode 4 - Lowering Demands in the Home

    Caitie and Casey talk about lowering demands in the home in order to accommodate the PDA child, as well as the impact of that strategy on all members of the family, including parents and siblings.  

    • 38 min
    Episode 3 - Learning Your Child has PDA

    Episode 3 - Learning Your Child has PDA

    Caitie and Casey talk about how they came to realize their children have PDA, and what that experience was like as a mother.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

satahbee ,

Thank you!!

We are new to learning our son has PDA and we’ve felt so alone the past 5 years. Not believed. Scared. Sad. Exhausted. Unseen. Thank you for showing us we are not alone!

Mom_3_! ,

You too being real..saves us all!

I have two kids with PDA and life is excruciating. Without having more knowledgeable people sharing their raw, true experience we would truly be more lost. Sincere thank you for your expertise but even more your honesty and transparency on this complex, heart wrenching condition.

SA-Chicago80 ,

This is so cathartic to me!

Thank you so much for this show. Please make more episodes! I am only on the first couple episodes and I feel so seen! This is my parenting journey too and it’s nice to hear I’m not the only one going through this.

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