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A seven-year-old has a rare form of autism called pathological demand avoidance (PDA), meaning a simple request to do something can lead to a violent meltdown lasting for hours.

The behaviour is not the fault of the children with PDA, as it is the condition that prompts them to behave this way. In some cases, they do not know what they are doing.

Some local authorities do not clinically recognise PDA - meaning children like Jamie with the condition often do not get the support others with autism receive.

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Autism does not exist. It is just a spoiled child.
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Autism does not exist. It is just a spoiled child.
That is a very ignorant thing to say!!!
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ALL PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN NEED MORE SUPPORT!!!!!
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You cannot beat autism out of a child any more than you can beat someone in a wheelchair into walking 😳
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Autism or not. Kids do what they are allowed to do. I've seen normal kids have melt downs just like this. She would not be allowed to hurt me. She needs some discipline.
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Until you get an Autistic child, you can never know what Autism is. ( It is not my wish that anybody should have one.,)
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Try doing that in a Chinese household. She would see the chicken feather duster very often.
I am sorry she has autism. But spoiling her isn't helping. She needs some old fashion discipline, just to make her socially acceptable.
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I wonder of they have tried removing gluten and processed foods from her diet....I have heard this helps with autism.
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A rare form of autism? So they're blaming this on autism. My son is autistic. He gets frustrated at times but he knows better
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Every misbehaved kid throwing tantrums does not have autism.
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My son is like this. He's improved a tad since puberty ended and we switched schools, but it's still awful when it happens. Just because no one listens to us, doesn't mean it's rare or that it doesn't exist.
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