I’m not Upside Down, I’m Downside Up

I’m not Upside Down, I’m Downside Up

Not a Boring Book About PDA

Harry Thompson, Danielle Jata-Hall


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Welcome to my downside up life! My name is Ariana and I have something called Pathological Demand Avoidance which is a form of autism. Most people just think I'm naughty and misbehaved, but I want to show you why that's not true by telling you about what my life is like from inside my head. Come join me in understanding why I feel like I have to be in control all the time and why it's just not as simple as doing as I am told.

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Harry Thompson:
Harry Thompson is an Autistic PDA adult, he is the author of PDA Paradox, a public speaker, autistic educator, PDA ambassador, consultant & self-advocate. His audiences receive invaluable insights into neurodivergent experience, often delivered with controversial humour & brutal honesty. He is currently based in Kent.

Danielle Jata-Hall is a parent of a PDA daughter, she is also a blog writer at www.pdaparenting.com. She has worked in education supporting many children with SEND and has run a support group for other parents. She is a public speaker, PDA advocate and an online campaigner. With the support of her local MP, Danielle has succeeded in tabling an early day motion to get the PDA profile more nationally recognised.