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We are not OK – The Autistic Advocate

By Kieran Rose, The Autistic Advocate and Co-Founder of The Autistic Cooperative. Society beats into me how I should be raising my son, but I don’t think my way is wrong just because it’s different. Still that pressure to seem normal is overwhelming. I’m constantly fighting the urge to Stim or rock or shutdown in […]

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#ABAisAbuse hashtag on Twitter

Source: #ABAisAbuse hashtag on Twitter Luka Jesse Meindl‏ @LJMeindl Sep 23 More Luka Jesse Meindl Retweeted Pacello And to be honest, I wouldn’t even train my dog like this #AbaIsAbuse #NoABA Luka Jesse Meindl added, Pacello @Trampeleinhorn ABA is nothing else than to train people as dogs. My parents explained me the world in every detail & the […]

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The Autistic Community does not support Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – ABA Controversy Autism Discussion

Listen to autistic adults: evidence that the autistic community does not like Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) It is a sad state of affairs that there was even a need in 2017 to publish research ev… Source: The Autistic Community does not support Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – ABA Controversy Autism Discussion

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As Seen On Facebook: I Abused Children For A Living | Neurodivergent Rebel

Neurodivergent Rebel 23 hrs ·  I Abused Children For A Living #ABAisAbuse #SayNOtoABA #NoToABA About this website MADASBIRDSBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM Rosemarie Carreiro Âû I tried it. I shouldn’t have. I had little clue what it really was. Right away it felt wrong. It felt like fixing behavior and not like supporting challenges. The professionals told me to do “it” (whatever we were […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Hating ABA Therapy – The Angry Autism Dad – Medium

ABA sucks. So what can be done about it? Source: A Parent’s Guide to Hating ABA Therapy – The Angry Autism Dad – Medium

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Christiana Koch advocates for people with disabilities – Daily 49er

At age 8, Christiana Koch was diagnosed with autism, but she felt different from her peers before then. She didn’t understand why the classmates avoided her, and felt being homeschooled already made her strange enough. “I was the weird one among the weird ones,” Koch said. “That says something.”              […]

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Opportunity but Not Pressure – Ryan Boren

I updated “Interaction Badges: Opportunity but Not Pressure” with a longer selection from “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity”. In 1995, an organization for parents of “high-functioning” children asked Sinclair to organize a series of presentations at an upcoming conference. He opened up the process to the members of ANI-L, who […]