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ABA is ABUSE: Immoral and unethical conversion therapy | Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

Parents of children with autism in Horry County Schools have been working for a year now, pushing for more Applied Behavioral Analysis therapists. Source: Horry County Schools forms committees to look into ABA therapists for autistic students

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Does ABA Harm Autistic People? | Autistic UK

Does ABA Harm Autistic People? In this guest Article. Autistic Academic Shona Davison explores the history of ABA, and what it’s effects are. Source: Does ABA Harm Autistic People? | Autistic UK

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Does Autism Raise the Risk of PTSD? – Scientific American

The two conditions share many traits, but the connection has been largely overlooked until now   Having autism can sometimes mean enduring a litany of traumatic events, starting from a young age. And for many, those events may add up to severe and persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Source: Does Autism Raise the Risk of […]

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ABA – Unstrange Mind

This is a re-blog of a blog post originally made on 7 October, 2014. An edited version of this essay appears in the excellent anthology: The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children, edited by the incomparable Michelle Sutton and available for purchase from Autonomous Press or a library or bookseller near you (and if […]

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Why I Left ABA | Socially Anxious Advocate

Trigger Warning: ABA, ableism, institutionalized child abuse [Image Description: A bright red door with a brass knob and a faded mail slit. To its left, there is a long, dark windowpane with some d… Source: Why I Left ABA | Socially Anxious Advocate

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(PDF) Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis

Source: (PDF) Evidence of increased PTSD symptoms in autistics exposed to applied behavior analysis

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PACT Official Statement regarding Channel 4’s upcoming ‘Train Your Baby Like a Dog’ programme – PACT DOGS

PACT Official Statement regarding Channel 4’s upcoming ‘Train Your Baby Like a Dog’ programme Sadly, we are once again faced with having to release a statement regarding an unethical and sensationalist dog training-related programme to be broadcast by a major commercial UK TV channel. The tagline for the programme states ‘’Dog trainer and behaviourist ……………… […]