(PDF) Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis

This study examines the prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (PTSS) in adults and children who were exposed to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) autism early childhood intervention. Using an online questionnaire to survey autistic adults and caregivers of autistic children, we collected data from 460 respondents on demographics, intervention types, and current pathological behaviors with symptom … Continue reading (PDF) Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis

The Misbehaviour of Behaviourists – Michelle Dawson

Ethical Challenges to the Autism-ABA Industry by Michelle DawsonSince the publication of O. Ivar Lovaas' landmark 1987 study, scientific and legal attention has been lavished on Applied Behaviour Analysis as an autism treatment. Dr Lovaas' supporters and opponents, whether principled or opportunist, have been loud, plentiful, prolific, and well-credentialed. But when it comes to the … Continue reading The Misbehaviour of Behaviourists – Michelle Dawson

#TodayinABA hashtag on Twitter

Source: #TodayinABA hashtag on Twitter  A.I.M - Autistic Inclusive Meets and 14 others Retweeted S.‏ @E_c_h_o 19h19 hours ago More #TodayInABA A child learned that it's okay for adults to violate her boundaries if they give her candy, that good girls don't have boundaries, and that passively taking abuse is the path to love. Tania | AutisticStrategies.Net | #OptimiseAutism‏ @ekverstania 19h19 hours … Continue reading #TodayinABA hashtag on Twitter

Fierce Autistic Advocate: Fully Electric Vehicles are more Sensory Friendly than ICE Vehicles

About four years ago, I decided to go gas (petrol) free. It was due to the cost of constantly fueling my car due to my business. When I test drove the Nissan Leaf for the first time, it was so quiet. No background noise from a noisy engine. I often found myself in sensory overload … Continue reading Fierce Autistic Advocate: Fully Electric Vehicles are more Sensory Friendly than ICE Vehicles