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Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

teacher is sitting while elementary students are standing and wildly coloring. Neuroclastic

Why Autism ABA Goes Against Everything B.F. Skinner Believed In

B.F. Skinner stood against much of what constitutes modern ABA as it is used with autistic children. Find out why.

Child playing with sunflowers and not attending ABA or PBIS

Reservations about Positive Behavior Support, or PBS

PBS (or PBIS in the US) is a Trojan horse to put ABA in schools. Dr. Dinah Murray on her reservations for the PBS model.

Behave OR Be Well

In ABA, children are not given the same respect and access to care as with any other form of therapy. Their access to stimming, comfort objects, and other self-regulatory measures is blocked so the therapist can observe the child self-injurious behaviors.

A car is about to hit a boy who is running into traffic to get away from applied behavior analysis therapy aba

On Hurling Myself Into Traffic to Get out of ABA Therapy

An autistic teenager is forced into court-ordered ABA. Each week, his anxiety builds until he elopes from the scene and runs into traffic to escape his therapists.

The Great Behavior Fallacy: Why The New York Times Is Wrong To Think That ABA Can Treat Autism

Behaviorism is predicated on a philosophy that ignores neurology and fails to acknowledge the consequence of working against biological needs. It fosters learned helplessness.

An Open Letter to the NYT: Acknowledge the Controversy Surrounding ABA

An Open Letter to the NYT: Acknowledge the Controversy Surrounding ABA with an in-depth exploration of the murky ethical issues that surround Applied Behavior Analysis.

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.

Behaviorism is Dead. How Do We Tell The (Autism) Parents?

Dog trainer Carol Millman is back with another article looking at the archaic science of behaviorism and why it should have been retired long ago.

I am a disillusioned BCBA: Autistics are right about ABA

One BCBA can no longer be silent about what they see in their field. Jo Ram explores issues in the ABA profession that lend themselves to abuse– especially of autistic children.

Culture and Politics, or Why a Neurodiversity Paradigm is Left of Centre

The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.

teacher is sitting while elementary students are standing and wildly coloring. Neuroclastic

Why Autism ABA Goes Against Everything B.F. Skinner Believed In

B.F. Skinner stood against much of what constitutes modern ABA as it is used with autistic children. Find out why.

Child playing with sunflowers and not attending ABA or PBIS

Reservations about Positive Behavior Support, or PBS

PBS (or PBIS in the US) is a Trojan horse to put ABA in schools. Dr. Dinah Murray on her reservations for the PBS model.

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.

Behaviorism is Dead. How Do We Tell The (Autism) Parents?

Dog trainer Carol Millman is back with another article looking at the archaic science of behaviorism and why it should have been retired long ago.

I am a disillusioned BCBA: Autistics are right about ABA

One BCBA can no longer be silent about what they see in their field. Jo Ram explores issues in the ABA profession that lend themselves to abuse– especially of autistic children.

Culture and Politics, or Why a Neurodiversity Paradigm is Left of Centre

The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.

teacher is sitting while elementary students are standing and wildly coloring. Neuroclastic

Why Autism ABA Goes Against Everything B.F. Skinner Believed In

B.F. Skinner stood against much of what constitutes modern ABA as it is used with autistic children. Find out why.

Child playing with sunflowers and not attending ABA or PBIS

Reservations about Positive Behavior Support, or PBS

PBS (or PBIS in the US) is a Trojan horse to put ABA in schools. Dr. Dinah Murray on her reservations for the PBS model.

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