Bierman Autism Center Expands Their Leadership Team | November 1, 2021 #NotAnAutisticAlly #BanABA

[Note: Shared for #AutisticHistory archive purposes. This is NOT An Autistic Ally.]

Bierman Autism Center Expands Their Leadership Team

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Bierman ABA Autism Center, a company providing care to children diagnosed with autism, is excited to announce the expansion of their leadership team. Joining the team is Chad Ferguson as Vice President of Finance and Anthony Placek as Chief Operating Officer.

The recent additions to the leadership team comes as part of the company’s ongoing evolution as it expands its footprint with continued focus on clinical excellence and outcomes. The clinical team at Bierman engages children in natural play to learn foundational skills they can build on – such as self-advocacy and communication.

Other recent news from Bierman includes the opening of its first center in Arizona. The organization also recently received its 2 year accreditation from the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence® (BHCOE®). This earned accreditation recognizes Bierman’s commitment to clinical and operational excellence. 

Anthony Placek, says, “I am honored to be on the Bierman Team as COO to support our continued focus on clinical and operational excellence. With our strong clinical teams and focus on industry leading quality of care and outcomes, we are well positioned to create life changing transformation for those we serve. I am excited that we will be expanding in existing and new markets in order to positively impact more children and families with our differentiated programs and empowering care.” 

Chad Ferguson, says, “I’m absolutely thrilled to join a company that has a clinical team so focused on patient care. Joining the leadership team at Bierman has been an absolute pleasure. I am looking forward to supporting our operational and strategic goals of this outstanding, patient-centric organization.”

About Bierman ABA Autism Center: 

Founded in 2006, Bierman ABA Autism Center is a leading provider in research-based ABA therapy to children diagnosed with autism. Bierman has multiple centers in Arizona, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. ABA is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ treatment for autism spectrum disorders by the Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Bierman’s clinical approach focuses on providing measurable outcomes to guide learning through natural play, allowing for kids to become confident and empowered lifelong learners.

Alexis Ducharme, Senior Director of Marketing

SOURCE Bierman ABA Autism Center


Autistic people have fought the inclusion of ABA in therapy for us since before Autism Speaks, and other non-Autistic-led autism organizations, started lobbying legislation to get it covered by insurances and Medicaid. 

ABA is a myth originally sold to parents that it would keep their Autistic child out of an institution. Today, parents are told that with early intervention therapy their child will either be less Autistic or no longer Autistic by elementary school, and can be mainstreamed in typical education classes. ABA is very expensive to pay out of pocket. Essentially, Autism Speaks has justified the big price tag up front will offset the overall burden on resources for an Autistic’s lifetime. The recommendation for this therapy is 40 hours a week for children and toddlers.

The original study that showed the success rate of ABA to be at 50% has never been replicated. In fact, the study of ABA by United States Department of Defense was denounced as a failure. Not just once, but multiple times. Simply stated: ABA doesn’t workIn study after repeated study: ABA (conversion therapy) doesn’t work. 

What more recent studies do show: Autistics who experienced ABA therapy are at high risk to develop PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions. Historically, the autism organizations promoting ABA as a cure or solution have silenced Autistic advocates’ opposition. ABA is also known as gay conversion therapy.

The ‘cure’ for Autistics not born yet is the prevention of birth. 

The ‘cure’ is a choice to terminate a pregnancy based on ‘autism risk.’ The cure is abortion. This is the same ‘cure’ society has for Down Syndrome. 

This is eugenics 2021. Instead of killing Autistics and disabled children in gas chambers or ‘mercy killings’ like in Aktion T4, it’ll happen at the doctor’s office, quietly, one Autistic baby at a time. Different approaches yes, but still eugenics and the extinction of an entire minority group of people.

Fact: You can’t cure Autistics from being Autistic.

Fact: You can’t recover an Autistic from being Autistic.

Fact: You can groom an Autistic to mask and hide their traits. Somewhat. … however, this comes at the expense of the Autistic child, promotes Autistic Burnout (this should not be confused with typical burnout, Autistic Burnout can kill Autistics), and places the Autistic child at high risk for PTSD and other lifelong trauma-related conditions.

[Note: Autism is NOT a disease, but a neurodevelopmental difference and disability.]

Fact: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism.

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