Caravel Autism Health: New Center for Children with Autism Opens its Doors in North Spokane | Circa October 26, 2021 #NotAnAutisticAlly #BanABA

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

New Center for Children with Autism Opens its Doors in North Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Caravel Autism Health, a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of children on the autism spectrum, is celebrating the grand opening of its newest center this week. Caravel’s new clinic in north Spokane is designed to meet the unique needs of children with autism and their families. 

The new center at 11909 North Division Street is led by clinical professionals who specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis therapy. ABA therapy is evidence-based treatment that helps children with autism to develop skills, create connections, and gain confidence. Rooted in positive reinforcement, ABA treatment for children with autism is recognized for its effectiveness by the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Psychological Association, and Autism Speaks. 

According to Caravel Autism Health CEO Mike Miller, “We are growing our presence in communities like Spokane because we believe that families deserve access to the best possible care. When we build a center, we bring resources into communities and provide expertise. We are committed to delivering care that will yield the best possible outcomes for children with autism.” 

The north Spokane center is led by clinic director Suzanne Robinson, BCBA-D, LBA. “Our team has been providing in-home therapy for young people with autism for many years,” explained Robinson. “With this new center in Spokane, we’re now able to provide diagnostic evaluation services as well as center-based ABA programs. ABA therapy can be life-changing, especially when we can start in the early developmental years, so we’re thrilled to be offering this new option for families.” 

Caravel’s team is currently scheduling appointments for children ages 2 and up. For more information, please call 509-319-2235 or visit

About Caravel Autism Health  
Since 2009, Caravel Autism Health has been devoted to helping families navigate the challenges of childhood autism. Our team of clinical experts specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children on the autism spectrum. Caravel’s research-based and data-driven programs are designed to provide better outcomes that help children with autism reshape their development and embrace new ways of interacting with the world.

SOURCE Caravel Autism Health


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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