A Closer look at Autism, Anxiety and Demand Avoidance
Many families have challenges both identifying and understanding demand pressure when it comes to autistic people. Often what the autistic brain perceives as demands can be something as simple as being asked to use manners, or accept suggestions or help.
Kristy Forbes, autistic PDAer (Pathological demand avoidance) and ADHDer presents on life as an autistic person who is demand avoidant and what this really means.
What are demands? What role do they play on autistic neurobiology and what tools can we use to support our loved ones in everyday life?