Therapy Brands Announces Nick Padula as Executive Vice President, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Segment  | Circa July 23, 2021 #NotAnAutisticAlly #BanABA

Therapy Brands Announces Nick Padula as Executive Vice President, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Segment

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Therapy Brands is pleased to announce Nick Padula has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Segment.

In this role, Padula will be responsible for leading and scaling Therapy Brands’ ABA Segment, with responsibility for driving best-in-class programs, policies, practices and systems designed to bring out the best in personnel at all levels of the organization.

Therapy Brands is a collection of the best of the best practice management, Telehealth, and data collection tools and I am proud to be a part of a team that stands in service to the underserved. With the dramatic rise in the demand for more mental health and therapeutic care, I am inspired by, and eager to support, those who have dedicated their lives to the recovery, rehabilitation, and psychological well-being of others.

-Nick Padula, Executive Vice President, ABA Segment, Therapy Brands

Padula brings 30 years of experience as a leader within the healthcare industry, with a proven track record of using his operational leadership skills to drive successful initiatives while always ensuring prioritization of the end user – the patients.

Prior to joining Therapy Brands, Padula served as the Vice President for multiple divisions of Philips Healthcare. With Philips, he provided sound leadership of large Services and Sales Units in North America with significant customer engagement, new selling processes, and operating mechanisms while achieving financial and operations excellence with coaching and leadership skills development.  

We are delighted to have Nick join the team and lead our efforts in serving ABA customers.  He is a transformational leader who has a passion for and a wealth of experience in making a difference in healthcare.

– Kimberly O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer, Therapy Brands

About Therapy Brands: At a time when both topics of mental health and digital connectivity are at the forefront of the cultural conversation in the U.S., Therapy Brands is equipping tens of thousands of practitioners to effectively address the mental and behavioral needs of some of the country’s most vulnerable populations. Through fully integrated practice management and EHR solutions provided by Therapy Brands, mental and behavioral healthcare providers are able to improve patient quality of care and support better health outcomes for those they serve. Therapy Brands is headquartered in Birmingham, AL, and employs more than 500 people nationally. For more information, please visit us at

Media Contact: Shannon Vann,

SOURCE Therapy Brands


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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