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The Detention of Immigrant Children with Disabilities in California: A Snapshot | Disability Rights California

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for housing unaccompanied immigrant children in a variety of placements ranging from short-term foster care to locked juvenile detention facilities. Many of these children arrive having experienced trauma, including symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other […]

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As Seen On Twitter | … To ABA professionals, inflicting Mental Trauma and abuse is fine, and we should be grateful for it?!… | Autistic UK #TheFutureIsGold

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The Rotenberg Center’s Controversial Behavior-Modification Program — New York Magazine – Nymag | Circa 2012

Andre McCollins’s mother thought she’d finally found the right school for her son—one equipped to treat his behavioral and developmental problems. Then she took a closer look at that treatment. Source: The Rotenberg Center’s Controversial Behavior-Modification Program — New York Magazine – Nymag

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10 Rhetorics of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – ABA Controversy Autism Discussion

ABA Rhetoric #1: ABA interventions are the most evidence-based effective autism intervention Actually evidence for ABA programmes is overwhelmingly poor and considered low/ very low and this was co… Source: 10 Rhetorics of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – ABA Controversy Autism Discussion

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I Abused Children And SO DO YOU: A Response To An ABA Apologist – Diary Of A Birdmad girl

This was written in response to this article which was written in response to my first article: You can read my first article here: *CW: ABA/Autistic Conversion Therapy, abuse, torture (including g… Source: I Abused Children And SO DO YOU: A Response To An ABA Apologist – Diary Of A Birdmad girl

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First-Hand Perspectives on Behavioral Interventions for Autistic People and People with other Developmental Disabilities | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Greater Boston prepared this report to provide personal perspectives on behavioral interventions for people with developmental disabilities. These interventions include Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Floortime, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). We believe strongly that people with lived experience can provide well-needed perspective on what works and doesn’t work for them, […]

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Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The  Loud Hands Project , a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, was funded through IndieGoGo to create an anthology titled  Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking . Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking is a collection of essays written by and for Autistic people. Spanning from the dawn of the Neurodiversity movement to the blog posts of today, […]