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(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 […]

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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 […]

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Non-speaking autists’ thoughts on ABA · Tania Melnyczuk

I had some ABA when I was young, and I “flunked”. I want to say, I am proud of this “F” in my life. Source: Non-speaking autists’ thoughts on ABA · Tania Melnyczuk

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What it’s like to be diagnosed with a learning difficulty as an adult

Meet three women who were diagnosed with learning difficulties as adults – and eventually turned them to their advantage. Source: What it’s like to be diagnosed with a learning difficulty as an adult

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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 […]

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Brianna Wu Takes Aim At Star Trek Actor William Shatner, He Fires Back! – Bounding Into Comics

What a trashfire! – Eve Reiland   William Shatner roasted congressional candidate Brianna Wu after she tried to join in on a dogpile for the actor’s stance on Autism charities. Source: Brianna Wu Takes Aim At Star Trek Actor William Shatner, He Fires Back! – Bounding Into Comics

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David Snape Show 28.6.19 by David Snape | Mixcloud

  Welcome to the David Snape Show, your essential radio show for Bourne and the surrounding areas. On the show this week:We talk about how we could use social media as a more positive source and what my future social media plans are.We have a new feature called Question of the week where you learn […]