81% of PDA people have severe anxiety. We are raising money so PDA people and their families can access the emotional and practical support they need through our free enquiry line & have access to specialist information, so they can live safer, happier lives.
PDA is a misunderstood autism profile. Because of this, autistic people with a PDA profile often don’t get the support they need to thrive. This causes completely avoidable harm and can lead to very poor mental health outcomes. 70% of the PDA community say lack of understanding about PDA is a barrier to getting help. 81% of PDA people experience severe anxiety; 73% have low self-esteem and 19% experience severe depression. This is not inevitable - support & information make a radical difference.
The PDA Society is the only specialist PDA charity in the UK. We help everyone in a PDA person's life understand PDA and what can help PDA people live happier, safer lives. This year over 1000 households that include a PDA person in mental distress will get help from our free enquiry line service providing emotional support and practical information. Everyone on our enquiry line has person experience of PDA and people say they feel less isolated, better informed & calmer after using the service.