Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Podcasts and Videos about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

These days, I believe many people like to listen to podcasts or radio as they exercise or work around the house. I like to talk about Pathological Demand Avoidance, so I thought I'd put the two together and give you some links about PDA to listen to. 

I've been wondering about starting up a PDA Podcast for a while now but not 100% sure that anyone really wants to hear me 'witter on' on a regular basis. I did thoroughly enjoy chatting with Anna Kennedy on her live All Things Autism radio show recently though - you can hear a recording of that by clicking on this link:

womensradiostation.com/podcast/all-things-autism-talking-pda-with-steph-curtis-from-stephs-two-girls-live-show/
anna kennedy and steph curtis
This video is one I recorded to explain about our 'lightbulb moment', finding out about the PDA profile of autism. I chat about general characteristics of those with PDA and suggest strategies which have worked for us over the past nine years.


Earlier last year I recorded two different podcasts with two different guys (who says it's just women who like to talk?!).
The first was with an autism specialist, David, on the Sensory Hour Podcast which was published over on YouTube:

Then I was thrilled when lovely James from Stories About Autism invited me on to chat with him... well, OK, maybe it was more like me harassing him until he said yes to the chat with me, but whichever way it was, it worked for me, and hopefully it worked for the spreading of information about PDA too! 
stories about autism podcast stephs two girls
www.storiesaboutautism.com/podcast-episode-6-stephs-two-girls/

A great video to watch to give you an insight of PDA from a young person who is living with it is this one by Isaac Russell:

and there are several videos on Harry Thompson's YouTube channel. Harry is another young adult sharing his experiences of living with PDA and he has also released a book called The PDA Paradox which I definitely recommend.

A young girl called Chloe who shares her life with PDA over on her Facebook page (Chloe me just me) has uploaded a great Q&A session all about PDA:

Radio is another great way of getting the PDA message out there - here's the link to a phone-in on BBC Radio Kent, where life with PDA and school refusal was discussed with another parent to a girl with PDA. Fast forward to around 2 hours 27 minutes in to hear the relevant chat:  
www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p071ytc2

Over on the PDA Society website there are several links to webinars and videos which are all very educational and helpful. Visit the page    www.pdasociety.org.uk/resources/webinars or watch their Understanding PDA webinar on YouTube here:

More videos can be found on the bluemillicent channel; this is the first in a series over there:


My intention is to keep this post updated with any new links to radio shows or podcasts which involve Pathological Demand Avoidance, so please do let me know in the comments if you hear of any which could be added here.




To find out more about our experiences, please check out our 'About Us' page. If you are looking for more information on Pathological Demand Avoidance, the posts below may help.

What is PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)?

Ten things you need to know about Pathological Demand Avoidance

Does my child have Pathological Demand Avoidance?

The difference between PDA and ODD

Strategies for PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance)

Pathological Demand Avoidance: Strategies for Schools

Challenging Behaviour and PDA

Is Pathological Demand Avoidance real?

Autism with demand avoidance or Pathological Demand Avoidance?




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