The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

ABA

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.

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.

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.

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