Dec 11

Autism Webinar Series: Understanding the Pathological Demand Avoidance Profile of ASD

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Individuals with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) profile share challenges in social communication/interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviors with others on the autism spectrum. However, PDA is characterized by high anxiety and a need to be in control.  Individuals with PDA can find everyday demands and requests intolerable resulting in behaviors that are challenging. Strategies developed to manage PDA differ from strategies considered effective for individuals with other forms of autism. This presentation will discuss PDA and focus on practical interventions helpful to this population.

Free CEUs are available for the following disciplines:  Advanced Practice Nurses, RN, LPN, Clinical Psychologists, LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrator, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy,  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals.

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Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA

This webinar is part of the Autism Webinar Series of The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) and UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD).  The webinars in the series are designed to provide information and resources across a broad spectrum of issues impacting the Autism community. This series will include topics related to direct services and supports, innovative programs and interventions, research, identity, and information for self-advocates and their families.


Susan Kahan