The A-Z Of Autism - P Is For

When Mr L was diagnosed back in 2007 I didn't have a clue what Autism was or even what it meant, 8 years on and 2 more diagnoses its still a puzzle. I have been contemplating doing a blog series with all the words associated with Autism to help other parents and to maybe be a bit of a reference point. So say hello to the A to Z of Autism. Each week will be a different letter, last time was O is for and I got some fab inclusions from other autism parents. This time is P is For.....

PDA - Patholigcal Demand Avoidance - Suggested by Stephs Two Girls
Now PDA cannot be summarised into a few words, so Steph has kindly written a post all about PDA for the blog. So befire you continue go and read What Exactly Is PDA?

Professionals - Suggested By First Time Valley Mam
 I would have been lost with out my portage worker. Now in school his teacher and Lsa's are amazing!

Poo - Suggested By Ojos World
Sorry, but my son used to play with it, then he stopped. However he now hates going at all, so constantly leaks

Patience - Suggested By Brody, Me and GDD
Something we all need. And all lose. (Unless it's just me!)

Perseverate - Suggested By Rainbows Are Too Beautiful
The uncontrollable repetition of a word, phrase, or gesture, long after it's needed or used. E.g. Talking about a subject after the conversation has finished or in my Anthony's case getting anxiety about something in the past that is not longer a threat.

Perfectionist - Suggested By Faith Mummy
Sums up my daughter with asd!

Pee - Suggested By Conflab Corner
For some reason she still prefers to pee on the floor than in a toilet. Despite being completely toilet trained since she was 3.

Proud - Suggested By Autism With Lots Of Love And Affection

Panic -Suggested By Faith Mummy
When the iPad has no charge, they are sick and non verbal, you forget the nappies when out etc!

Persevere - Suggested By Loobes Life
Otherwise you are at the bottom of every list. First night of respite tonight. It can go two ways..... peaceful for us at home or the usual outpouring of stress! Fingers crossed!

Pedantic - Suggested By A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son
My son uses language very literally and expects everyone else to do the same - we have many conversations which seems to go round in circles like the one in this post. My daughter recently came across the word pedant for the first time and announced, "it's a description of E!"

Are there any other P's you can think of that could be added? If so do leave them all below in the comments. I will be back again soon with the next post, which will be Q is for.......
Thanks For Reading

  1. I did wonder what PDA stood for. Now I will need to read blog to hopefully understand the topic.

    Rachel Craig

  2. Very informative again
    Will read these linkswhen i have a bit more time


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