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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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Autism Speaks Promotes Autistic Abuse & Calls It "Inclusion" | Eve Reiland

ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) Doesn’t Work. Year, after year, it doesn’t work. The Department of Defense even said so, AGAIN. But we’re getting ABA shoved down our throats from birth to death by Autism Speaks. Even in adult work programs. A$ has done a good one here with the $$$ trade commodifying Autistic people for their […]

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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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How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse?: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1

(2019). How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse? Cogent Psychology: Vol. 6, No. 1, 1641258. Source: How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse?: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1 Abstract This article discusses the prevalence of ASD with specific regard to the most ubiquitous current […]

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Fierce Autie: What is ABA and My Experience

What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is effective on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. Some methods are opperant conditioning, classical conditioning and other dog training techniques. Its goals […]

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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 […]