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Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story
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Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism...
Artist Paul Williams Talks About his Journey to set up ‘AIG, Artist Illustrator Graphics’.
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Artist Paul Williams Talks About his Journey to set up ‘AIG, Artist Illustrator Graphics’.

Paul Williams, Redcar, North Yorkshire, is an artist and illustrator. He runs his own business, ‘AIG Artist Illustrator Graphics’ from which he sells his artwork. Paul has Asperger’s Syndrome. Paul states on his website: 'Selling/commission art and pro...
Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
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Parent Carolyn Weighill Talks about Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Carolyn Weighill from Bracknell, Berkshire - is a mother of 2 fighting for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in the UK. Carolyn's daughter Jessica 9 shows PDA behaviours but as yet does not have a diagnosis. Carolyn tol...
Linda Mastroianni, Autism Life Coach and Founder of Speaking Autism
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Linda Mastroianni, Autism Life Coach and Founder of Speaking Autism

Linda Mastroianni, Montreal, Canada – is mother to 2 sons, Juliano 18 and Emilio, 14. Emilio was diagnosed with classic autism in 2002 at the age of 3. Linda is a certified autism life coach and founder of Speaking Autism; she says the following on her website...
Parent Louise 0’Neill Launches Petition  ‘Provide the choice of ABA-based interventions for children with ASD in Northern Ireland.’
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Parent Louise 0’Neill Launches Petition ‘Provide the choice of ABA-based interventions for children with ASD in Northern Ireland.’

Louise O’Neil, Belfast, Northern Ireland - is mum to 3 children. Her youngest child Ryan 4 was diagnosed with autism in November 2012 aged 3. Louise told Autism Daily Newscast that this was the day that she grieved for her child's future. However now sh...