Applied Behavioral Analysis | The Myth Behind The $2 Billion A Year ABA Market | #NotAnAutisticAlly

Applied Behavioral Analysis: The Myth Of ABA

ABA: $2 Billion A Year Market

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution, or recover them to be indistinguishable from typical children by elementary school.


Applied Behavioral Analysis: The Myth Of ABA

ABA: $2 Billion A Year Market

ABA is touted as an evidence-based autism therapy that’s medically necessary.

The Evidence?

Stated in 2006: ABA had a 90 – 95% failure rate. The myth promoted was that Early Intervention would fix the failure rate. “The earlier the better.”

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Applied Behavioral Analysis: The Myth Of ABA

ABA: $2 Billion A Year Market

The Evidence?

The original study that gave ABA a success rate of 50% has never been replicated.

The U.S. Department of Defense has reported twice now that ABA doesn’t work.


Applied Behavioral Analysis: The Myth Of ABA

ABA: $2 Billion A Year Market

The Evidence?

Studies do show Autistics who experience ABA are at a high risk to develop PTSD, an other lifeline trauma-related conditions.

ABA is known in other markets as Gay Conversion Therapy.




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