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.

Emotions Go Both Ways, Unless It’s ABA

“Of the fighters who were born with their horns and flyers born with wings, they will never be tamed things. Neurodiversity is in their genes.”

Parental Learned Helplessness and ABA

I had small children. It was a dangerous situation, and I was desperate. They said I was teaching him “learned helplessness.” Ironically, that’s exactly what they were teaching me.

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