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I Was Part of the “Good ABA”

Louis Stay wanted help autistic children when he took a job as an RBT. The clinic was advertised as the modern “good ABA” that avoided the harmful practices associated with ABA’s history.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

3D Cartoon drawing of a neuron and a miniature doctor walking on the axon like a tightrope.

A Letter to Pro-Cure Autistic People

I promise that I will always try to approach the idea of a cure or treatment with compassion in mind. If someone feels they need to be cured, it’s logical to reason that they are hurting. I will try to keep this in mind to avoid minimizing any harm.

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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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