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From The Archives | e-speaks Autism Speaks Newsletter | Circa May 9, 2008

Florida Passes Autism Insurance Legislation On May 2, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 2654, an important first step in requiring insurance carriers to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies. Senate Bill 2654 – passed by the House in the very last minutes of the legislative session — requires that insurance companies cover […]

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#KindnesCounts? This April, Make Your Donation Actually Count For Autistic People | Eve Reiland

So Autism Speaks is using a year of #KindnessCounts while co-opting Autistic Culture and another movement for their marketing rebrand (not change in A$ mission or treatment of Autistic people, but just their marketing … just the PR … mmmkay?). They’re pushing ABA hard (always have especially with getting legislation in place for insurance companies to cover […]

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Disappointing. It's 2020, a new decade has begun, but Behavior Conversion Therapy still is. | Crimson Âû

  Crimson Âû 6 hrs ·  Disappointing.It’s 2020, a new decade has begun, but Behavior Conversion Therapy still is. These parents even admit doing it for behavioral purposes on their benefit when they provide this example telling their brainwashed kid to stop acting a certain way in a public place. The 20’s should be the decade […]

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5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic

Source: 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic 5 Important Reasons Even “New ABA” is Problematic Now, if this is the first you’re hearing about ABA and why it may be harmful, I highly recommend you check out my previous post: What’s the big deal with ABA therapy? That post outlines the history of ABA […]

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ABA therapists are at it again – S M – Medium

As I blogged about here, advocates for Applied Behaviour Analysis like to claim that their field has reformed, leaving its abusive history (and Lovaas) behind. It seems they like BF Skinner, master manipulator of rats and pigeons, instead now. For more on this, see my last article, or this fantastic article here . As much as I’d really […]

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Autism Speaks, Remember When? | e-Speaks newsletter circa Jun 5, 2008, 11:29 PM | From The Archives of Eve Reiland

Shall we play a game of Autism Speaks, Remember When? To think the Autism Speaks board had all the say in the direction of science they funded. This is a board that gave antivaxxers a powerful platform to enact legislation on Autistic healthcare, and did so without Autistic people’s involvement. Sooo ….. Let’s hit the […]

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Katie Wright Talks About Ineffectiveness of ABA in 2007

“The Lovaas (ABA) that was frequently quoted to me. … if you could just good early intervention, which everybody is for, and we got for him, …there’s a 50% chance he’ll be a typical child in 5 years. So that sounded like good odds. Little did I know that’s never been replicated. … and, you […]