Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Autism Society of America

Autism Society of America was established in 1986 by Bernard Rimland, Ivar Lovaas, Ruth Sullivan and a small group of parents of autistic children. Two of those names should sound familar. Bernard Rimland was the creator of the DAN protocol and Ivar Lovaas was the creator of ABA and Conversion Therapy. That should say enough about the organization.   Source: … Continue reading Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Autism Society of America

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 … Continue reading Does Autism Raise the Risk of PTSD? – Scientific American

Why Applied Behaviour Analysis Harms Your Autistic Child | Frank L. Ludwig

‘Autistic persons are particularly exposed to professional approaches and medical practices which are unacceptable from a human rights point of view. Such practices - justified many times as treatment or protection measures - violate their basic rights, undermine their dignity, and go against scientific evidence.’ - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United … Continue reading Why Applied Behaviour Analysis Harms Your Autistic Child | Frank L. Ludwig