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Do Requests Often Lead To Unexpected Reactions?

Learn How to Calm the Chaos

Do These Sound Familiar?

  • Resistance to everyday demands and avoidance of normal activities
  • Battling the basics: food, clothing, and sleep
  • Extreme meltdowns and mood swings
  • Constant negotiating and bargaining
  • Conflicting and confusing behaviors to avoid simple requests
  • Delay tactics, distraction, dangerous behaviour
  • Need for control and power struggles
  • Inconsistent behavior day-to-day

When facing challenging behaviours it’s hard to know where to turn. Equipping yourself with the most effective resources is crucial.

Around 1.5% of the population has Pathological Demand Avoidance, and with the right support, caregivers of a child with PDA and autism can manage the issues with compassion and care.

Equip Yourself With The Right Tools From a Dedicated PDA Expert

Untangle Your Child’s Anxiety

Untangle Your Child’s Anxiety

  • Staying calm and responding with empathy
  • Using schedules, timers, and visual cues
  • Offering limited choices
  • Spotting the triggers that may cause emotional issues
  • Body, breathing, and speech techniques to help cool the situation down
  • Choosing your battles while holding your ground
  • Preparing for routine changes
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Self-care and your support system
  • Compromise and avoiding ultimatums
  • De-escalating and distracting
  • Tracking behaviors for insights
  • The difference between PDA and ASD

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Are You Fighting For Control With Your Autistic Child?

Are you baffled by your child’s behavior? Do they say no to simple requests that they seemed to enjoy the day before? Are you struggling to understand why they behave this way?

Join the editor of Autism Parenting Magazine, Sharon Longo as she discusses Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance with Dr. Brett J. Novick.

With over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of mental health, parenting, marital and family therapy, as well as public education, Dr. Novick will help you discover simple techniques to spot, avoid, and walk through these confusing behaviors with your child.

Dr. Brett J. Novick

Dr. Brett J. Novick

Dr. Brett J. Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, holds a Master's Degree in Family Therapy and post-degree certification in School Social Work and Educational Administration. He earned his EdD in Educational Leadership. He has worked as a School Social Worker/Counselor for the last 23 years and is an adjunct instructor at Rutgers University and Stockton University.

He has authored seven educational and self-help books, has written two SEL and CBT children's books, and created four therapeutic games for youth. Additionally, he has written for several national educational, parenting, and mental health magazines. His latest book, Beyond Academic Success: Creating Social-Emotional Learning Balance in Elementary Students, has been awarded the 2024 National Book of the Year by the SSWA. 


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