A few of my favourite sites – Online support and information I found helpful around PDA/autism and home education for parents.

For the last couple of years I have scoured social media and the wider web for information about PDA & home education and found some real gems. To save others some leg work (or should that be finger work?) I thought it would be good to do a little round-up of the organisations, groups, blogs, pages and twitter accounts that I have discovered. There are lots more I am sure but these are the ones I personally found most useful so far.

These will likely change from time to time as I find more sites I love, so I will keep this blog post updated. If you have found a PDA or home ed related site you wouldn’t want to be without do feel free to pop it in the comments.


The PDA society first stop for info, they have a helpline do workshops for parents and professionals (highly recommended), they also have a twitter and Facebook page. https://www.pdasociety.org.uk/

The National Autistic Society They are great for advice around autism in general, they al. I found them particularly useful around rights concerning diagnoses and education for which they have specialised help. http://www.autism.org.uk/

IPSEA Offers independent parental special education advice, very good for EHCP plans and knowing your rights regarding schools and education. https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Education Otherwise For information around home education including law and responsibilities. They also have information regarding events and resources, not PDA or SEN specific. https://www.educationotherwise.org/

AbilityNet – for advice and help around using technology in education for disabled people. They can even send someone around to help.  https://www.abilitynet.org.uk/

Family Fund – grants for familys with disabled children in the UK.  https://www.familyfund.org.uk/


Love PDA A sensitive and inspiring blog following gentle parenting strategies by a wonderful lady from New Zealand.  https://lovepda.wordpress.com/

Stephs Two Girls Can’t get enough of Steph! She blogs with love, knowledge, compassion and a sense of humour.  http://www.stephstwogirls.co.uk/

Peace with PDA positive blog, full of approaches and attitudes that can support a PDA child including tapping technics.

Sensational learning with penguin A lovely blog for those with younger home educated PDA children particularly.  https://sensationallearningwithpenguin.com/

Respectfully Connected Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence is a group blogging project celebrating neurodiversity in families. Authors of this blog come from a wide range of backgrounds and between them have an enormous amount of parenting experience. http://respectfullyconnected.com/

Starlight and Stories – Written by a Mum with a child on the spectrum who is also a teacher.  https://starlightandstories.com/

PDA Parenting blog of a Mum of 3 one of whom is PDA. Thoughtfully but honestly written. https://pdaparenting.com/

Notes on PDA lovely blog by very knowledgable parent full of great approaches to support a PDA child https://www.facebook.com/PeaceWithPDA/

Actually Autistic Blogs List Great resource, not specifically for parents but a really some really useful insights into what it means to be autistic  – It is a comprehensive list of blogs by Actually Autistic bloggers, including some PDAers (which you can find by doing a text search on “PDA”). Please note I can not endorse each individual blog or blogger on this extensive list so you will need to use your own judgement in selecting which to read.    https://anautismobserver.wordpress.com/

Quantum Leap – Written by Siena a 15 year old mentor for young people the spectrum. Great information on Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Aspergers/ASD and bullying. I found this such a well written, supportive and inspiring site also one that is very assessible children/YP themselves. Also on twitter. https://www.qlmentoring.com/


PDA home education (pathological demand avoidance) – Great for general advice and support from other home educating parents with PDA children. I find this a very supportive page.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/pda.home.ed/

PDA Global Group (Pathological Demand Avoidance) A support page for parents by parent of PDA children. There are also sister pages for different countries which you will find the links to through this one. This page has a data base of useful links and information available too. This page has members from a wide variety of countries with a wide variety of attitudes and approaches. https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdaglobal/

Peaceful Parenting Place for PDA Parents and Carers For supporters of gentle parenting techniques. A very supportive group with a strong emphasis on the needs of the child. Run by adult PDAers who are also parents. https://www.facebook.com/groups/374682919564570/

Home education and your local authority: help with dealing with officialdom – This is the place to go once you have de-registered or are about to for any legal or official issues surrounding home education for swift, personalised and accurate advicehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/239232119524989/

Peace with PDA Lovely welcoming group offering support and tapping technics to help ease anxiety.


There are so any great ones so I am just going to sort them into PDA and home education and let you explore for yourselves.

PDA/autism related pages

PDA Bubble https://m.facebook.com/pdabubble/

Peace with PDA public page https://www.facebook.com/PeaceWithPDA/

Riko’s PDA Page https://www.facebook.com/RikosPDApage1/

Notes on PDA https://www.facebook.com/notesonpda/?ref=br_rs

Autistic not weird https://www.facebook.com/autisticnotweird/

Stephs Two girls https://www.facebook.com/stephstwogirls/

Sally Cat’s PDA Page https://www.facebook.com/SallyCatPDA/

Chloe me just me – kid youtuber – some of her great youtube vlog links shared here about what it is like to be a PDA child.  https://www.facebook.com/chloemejustme/

Autism Discussion page https://m.facebook.com/autismdiscussionpage/

Home education related pages

Happiness is Here https://www.facebook.com/happinessishereblog/


I am quite new to twitter so I will be adding to this list I am sure. Many of he pages. organisations and bloggers also have twitter feeds (and or facebook pages) so just search their name to find them.

GrowingUpAustistic@LibbyAutism – inspiring young autistic adult

Cassandra Davies@Cassie_Davies – very proud mum of 5 3 ND’s and a son with suspected PDA.

Raising Wildflower Kids@kidwildflowers – just a beautiful blogger sharing her home ed journey (not autism or PDA related)

RainbowsR2Beautiful@rainbowsaretoo – mum and blogger with children on the spectrum. (some great blogs too).

Alis Rowe@curlyhairedalis – from the Girl with the Curly hair books about autism

Useful resources

PDA questionnaire/diagnoses indicator for adults –


PDA indicator questionnaire for children


PDA Resources a list of sites pages blogs and organisations relating to PDA


6 thoughts on “A few of my favourite sites – Online support and information I found helpful around PDA/autism and home education for parents.

  1. This is fabulous, really helpful to many. Thank you for listing me! xx

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    1. I love your blog. I hope this is helpful to some on the long road to diagnoses and/or support x


  2. Great information thanks! 😊

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  3. Would you be willing to add the Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com) to this list? It is a comprehensive list of blogs by Actually Autistic bloggers, including some with PDA (which you can find by doing a text search on “PDA”).

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, what a great resource I was happy to add it but have had to put a rider as I can’t check each bloggers content as there were so many. I look forward to exploring it more thoroughly.

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      1. Thank you. Please let me know if you have suggestions for making the list more accessible and useful.


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