There is hope for families with an Asperger or Autism student when there is an ongoing pattern of inflexibility or resistance referred to as Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA.
As neurodiversity specialists and Certified Autism Professionals, Educational Planners at Morgan Guidance Service understand Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, LD, and Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA.
Help for students with Autism and PDA
There is a considerable amount of material and information being shared these days about PDA. With the information that abounds, parents who call us are trying to make sense of what they are reading and what to do with their child with PDA.
Morgan Guidance Services LLC can help parents sift through all the content, apply relevant strategies, and identify a boarding school or young adult program for independence if needed.
Read here about Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA.
Keep reading to learn how we coach parents so you can thrive as a parent of PDA.
Help for parents of Autism and Asperger’s
We also support parents, not just the student and boarding schools for Autism.. Our team offers the Safe and Sound Protocol for parents to help calm their own nervous system. We offer Duke Health trained and certified coaching for health and wellbeing for parents so they can work on their own wellness and stress levels.
Hypervigilance, ongoing stress and life disruption for parents and families typically goes hand in hand when a son or daughter has Autism or Asperger’s with or without PDA. Parents often feel alone or judged. Entire families walk on eggshells when a child has PDA.
Our Parent Coaching for parents of kids and teens with Autism and Asperger’s.
You are in critical years because human development happens before your very eyes. A student with PDA needs to be in school of some sort. Every day can bring a new challenge as your child changes and develops. School can feel overwhelming. Avoidance can be pervasive and feel extreme.
The marketplace is flush with information on parenting challenging behaviors related to Autism, and Asperger’s, ODD, and even ADHD. Making sense of what is out there and how to apply it to your child or teen is a different story. Our coaches help you figure out what advice works for you and support you as you try to implement strategies for big behaviors and ongoing avoidance. With us at your side, you can make a shift. We help you focus and take action that feels right for your situation.
Our Parent Coaching for parents of autistic adults
The years add up and often equate to what feels like a lifetime of chronic stress. Sure, there have been some good times along the way. But now you aren’t so young. You were the #warriormom.
You believed the best about your child and helped them get to where they are. But now reality means you have to keep going. Your adult child still needs you and your lives are intertwined. Maybe not in a healthy way. It doesn’t feel so good and you are tired. Many worry about the future in ways they did not worry before. We can assist as you consider this new season of life and the demands that are specific to you and your adult child.
Parent Support for All Ages and Stages of Special Needs Parenting
Our parent support for moms of any age who want to conquer special needs parenting is full of empathy and grace. With our coaching and options, you can heal. You can thrive once again. Believe it or not, you can have a lifestyle (my new business website is coming soon LifestyleCoaching.me) that supports your health and well-being.
What is a lifestyle that supports health and wellness?
It takes more than a manicure or a piece of dark chocolate. Self-care and a life style of well-being is possible. Is your doctor expressing concern about your health? Are you discouraged after trying to reach a health goal? Seeking more peace in menopause or want to age gracefully in a new stage of parenting an adult with autism? You can be healthy and have well-being. You can have success.
We know, because we have been there.
What do you want to make time for?
Ask us how.
Begin Working with A Therapeutic Consultant in Florida, Texas, and Beyond
Morgan Guidance Services offers Career and Educational Counseling for students and young adults including help with Therapeutic Placements, GAP year with Autism, help launching to independence, and Parent Coaching. For those already in a residential program, we offer Patient Advocacy and case monitoring to ensure things go well.
Find your you, even as a special needs parent. We offer more than parenting tips.
Parents of Autism contact us from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and all over the United States and around the world including India, Dubai, China, and more.
Book a complimentary consultation to find out what it is like to work with us, for yourself, or for your child.
About The Author
Elaine Morgan, is the founder of Morgan Guidance Service. She is an experienced Educational and Career Counselor, Patient Advocate, and Health and Wellbeing Coach trained by Duke Health. She specializes in assisting parents, guardians, and caregivers seeking the best private schools for autism. Elaine combines her years of professional experience and her personal experience as a parent to empower families. Schedule a consultation to explore the benefits of health and well-being coaching for yourself or Educational Consulting for a son or daughter. Our work will be tailored to your needs, and our mission is to create a plan for your loved one with Autism while prioritizing your own well-being as the caregiver.