ABA

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

Banning autistic “conversion therapy” in NZ

The New Zealand government is already committed to banning gay conversion therapy. The time for change is now. Register your support for banning all forms of “conversion therapy” in New Zealand.

It was behavior therapy all along, and I had absolutely no clue– until now

Alex Sprague is an adult now being forced to recall painful memories of childhood behavior-based therapy that left them with trauma.

But my child loves ABA and their therapists: ABA, religion, and the status quo

ABA therapy is a religious cult with science as its god and the status quo as its benchmark. I was born a heathen, and being broken into compliance was for my own good.

Autism Speaks and ABA: Same Harmful Methods, Different Coat of Paint

Autism Speaks rebranded as “new,” and a part of their new campaign rollout is teaching parents to use ABA principles on their children. What could go wrong with programming an impressionable child to comply for candy?

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

A young child sits in a therapy session for aba looking sad

The Strategies of ABA – What Parents Should Know Before Making a Decision

Knowing the Strategies of ABA helps to shed light on what the practice does to children in their most formative developmental years.

ABA for Creating Masking Black Autistics

Cheyenne Thornton explores the common argument in behaviorism that ABA is appropriate for Black autistics because they need to be able to mask to avoid police violence.

a creepy therapist is coercing a child's hand to touch an object. the child looks at her with a sense of existential dread, shame, and something akin to giving up on life.

Does ABA Work? We’re Asking the Wrong Question.

Part One: We’re asking the wrong questions as parents of autistic children. Instead of asking if ABA works, we should be asking what are the consequences.

Banning autistic “conversion therapy” in NZ

The New Zealand government is already committed to banning gay conversion therapy. The time for change is now. Register your support for banning all forms of “conversion therapy” in New Zealand.

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

A young child sits in a therapy session for aba looking sad

The Strategies of ABA – What Parents Should Know Before Making a Decision

Knowing the Strategies of ABA helps to shed light on what the practice does to children in their most formative developmental years.

ABA for Creating Masking Black Autistics

Cheyenne Thornton explores the common argument in behaviorism that ABA is appropriate for Black autistics because they need to be able to mask to avoid police violence.

a creepy therapist is coercing a child's hand to touch an object. the child looks at her with a sense of existential dread, shame, and something akin to giving up on life.

Does ABA Work? We’re Asking the Wrong Question.

Part One: We’re asking the wrong questions as parents of autistic children. Instead of asking if ABA works, we should be asking what are the consequences.

Banning autistic “conversion therapy” in NZ

The New Zealand government is already committed to banning gay conversion therapy. The time for change is now. Register your support for banning all forms of “conversion therapy” in New Zealand.

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