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.
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.
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.