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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?

Spectrum Magazine Missed the Point I Wanted to Express about ABA: Here’s what I said

I was interviewed by Spectrum News about ABA. What I said in interviews is not the message I was hoping would be printed. Here’s what I actually said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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