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How can I request school supports for PDA in my child's IEP?

How can I request school supports for PDA in my child's IEP?


Published: May. 15, 2024

Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is not a recognized qualifying category for an IEP, but if your child is eligible under another category, you can talk to your IEP team about accommodations and supports.

Education Advocate Lisa Carey suggests that you have information about what works for your child around placing demands in the IEP under accommodations. You can get the description of what PDA is and add it to the IEP. You can also add this information to your child's All About Me document for teachers and providers. You may want to add the FBA information in there as well as far as how to help prevent behavior from happening, the “tells” of the behavior, and other relevant information.

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