[Note: Here’s an example of an ABA therapy provider co-opting the Neurodivergent movement to promote their business’ Autistic Conversion Therapy programs. It’s misrepresentation, disrespectful and just another company commodifying autistics again. #BanABA ]
Changing The Face of Behavioral Therapy: Social Justice And Neurodiversity Advocate Launches Signature Behavioral Health In Baltimore
BALTIMORE, Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Signature Behavioral Health, an organization that empowers families with 1 or more disabled and/or neurodivergent children founded by community organizer, Denisha Gingles, invites you to attend our Grand Opening Family Fun Day event, to be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
This event’s purpose is to provide a family-friendly environment for neurodivergent children and the local community. This event will be the perfect opportunity for caregivers to entertain the entire family while learning about supportive resources available to promote the family’s cohesion and quality of life.
Full attractions and activities will include:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD Screening Information and tools
This is a free event but registration is required
To pre-register visit
WHAT: Grand Opening, Family Day Event
WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2021
10:00 am-1:00 pm
WHERE: 7001 Johnnycake Rd #106
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
WHO: Signature Behavioral Health
About Signature Behavioral Health
Signature Behavioral Health invests in the whole family’s right to self-determination by providing meaningful, individualized, and culturally relevant behavioral services. We affirm children, teens, and young adults who exhibit social, emotional, learning, and behavioral concerns using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA) with a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach. We not only uplift children and teens, but empower parents and siblings of our neurodivergent and/or disabled clients with the common goal of enhancing the quality of life for the entire household through the provision of mental health services, parent guidance, advocacy tools, and group sessions.
SOURCE Signature Behavioral Health
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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 work. In 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.