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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.

Becoming an ABA RBT When I Thought I Was Neurotypical: Part 2 – The Certification Course

Before I knew I was autistic, I was pushed into a position at a new job as an ABA registered behavior technician. This is my experience with the training course… or how to become an ABA therapist online in 2 days.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

The Rampant Dehumanization of Autistic People

Autistic people are often depicted as subhuman or alien creatures. Where does the stereotype come from, and what can we do about it?

ABA and Neurotypical Bias

The bias towards ABA is so strong that it feels insurmountable to convince anyone, through logic, reason, and personal experiences, of the harms caused by regimented behaviorism.

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On ABA: Evidence-based Doesn’t Mean Good Therapy

Evidence-based:

– It is a term that in psychology is often used to designate a therapy as being of a different orientation than traditional psychotherapy, without necessarily having scientific studies that show its long-term benefits or the perception of well-being on the part of the client and the recipient of the therapy.

BCBAs Respond To The Dog Trainer Who Called Out ABA

Carol Millman’s article comparing dog training to ABA garnered the attention of many BCBAs. Dr. Thomas Zane and Katie Gorycki respond, and Carol Millman replies in line.

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.

Becoming an ABA RBT When I Thought I Was Neurotypical: Part 2 – The Certification Course

Before I knew I was autistic, I was pushed into a position at a new job as an ABA registered behavior technician. This is my experience with the training course… or how to become an ABA therapist online in 2 days.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

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.

Becoming an ABA RBT When I Thought I Was Neurotypical: Part 2 – The Certification Course

Before I knew I was autistic, I was pushed into a position at a new job as an ABA registered behavior technician. This is my experience with the training course… or how to become an ABA therapist online in 2 days.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

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