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  1. Homulilly

    [Update2] NT needs help connecting with autistic children (ABA trigger warning)

    Updated 4/27/2022. Current situation update. I'm trying to decide whether to stay or quit and need some suggestions. Thanks to all! This is on #32. Updated 3/14/2022. Compiled things I need help with without the triggering stories from my original post. This info is on #23. Please still proceed...
  2. W

    ABA Research Survey

    Hello! I am a grad student at Marshall University. I have been learning more about ABA and have been really frustrated at the lack of research on ABA that centers the autistic perspective and experience. I have created a survey to help me collect data on Autistic experiences in ABA and would...
  3. A

    Applied behavior analysis - ABA - quote from a book by an autistic person

    For info - a quote from a book written by an autistic person A neurodiversity paradigm asserts the basic fact that autism doesn’t need to be fixed; it simply needs to be understood and accepted. This is important, because people who see it as needing to be fixed often put their autistic kids in...
  4. HDLSeanWiley


    Why are there ads for ABA centers hiring BCBAs on this site?!?! I hate it when that happens!!
  5. HDLSeanWiley

    New study shows children don't approve of a form of ABA as much as parents and clinicians do

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a commonly used version of ABA, and yet, according to a new study, children who receive it don't approve of it as much as their parents or clinicians do.
  6. G

    What are the strongest arguments in favour of ABA?

    For my study of ABA, I want to get the strongest arguments in defence of it; so far the strongest argument I’ve seen in defence of it is that it sometimes works well, without the Autistic child being traumatized; (I’m thinking of entitling the next entry in my blog series “The Ends Don’t Justify...
  7. ABA Under The Microscope: Part 1: Introduction

    ABA Under The Microscope: Part 1: Introduction

    *Trigger Warning!* As my planned Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary for Autism Awareness and many other Autistic issues approaches, I have been considering adding an ending of ABA Treatment to the list of petitions in this Rosary Novena. But before I do, I want to take a closer look at ABA...
  8. Joshua the Writer

    Petition to Ban ABA in the UK

    Hey, I just noticed this petition to ban ABA therapy from the UK and I am unable to sign it myself because I am an American. If you are from the UK, please sign and share. If you're not from the UK, simply just share this.
  9. OnyxM

    Thoughts on ABA?

    Greetings! I recently got to read some very interesting stuff on the so called 'ABA' method of 'therapy' and most of it has been negative..and from what I saw..understandably so. Most recent article was this one: An Adult Autistic Woman Breaks Down the Insidious Trauma Caused By ABA in a...
  10. LadyS

    ABA, alternatives, what to do

    Hi, I'm new here. Today my 3 year old was diagnosed to be on the spectrum, with mild to moderate symptoms. I was also recently diagnosed this past year as an adult with the same. With my son, he mainly has problems in these key areas: communication (still not talking clearly nor understanding...
  11. L

    To ABA or not?

    My high functioning daughter with autism has been "doing" aba for exaclty one year. I am not seeing its benefits. As an educator myself I look closely, and it's been nothing that we couldn't have helped her with. She only tantrums now when they are forcing her to do something she is just not...
  12. Autistamatic

    Is your child's therapist harmful? - Autistamatic video collaboration

    I was asked by The Aspergian to make short videos to accompany a two part article about identifying harmful and helpful therapists for autistic children. The first part was published last night. How to Spot a Good– or Bad– Therapist for Your Autistic Child | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent...
  13. B


    Would any of you be willing to help me promote this page? Peace & grattitude, Brooke Dillier https://www.gofundme.com/special-autism-treatment-for-luke
  14. T

    Therapy Matters NJ 2018-02-23

    At Therapy Matters, Everyone Matters Our loving therapists provide ABA therapy for children with Autism, knowledgeable guidance for parents, and caring support for families. Therapy Matters is not just a service- it’s a community (and we are here for each other every step of the way). If your...
  15. Ylva

    Sensitive Topic Simon says: This is ABA

    Not written by me. http://franklludwig.com/aba.html
  16. Ylva

    Interview with Silberman

    Not written by me. http://blogs.plos.org/blog/2015/08/24/neurotribes-steve-silberman-on-a-haunting-history-and-new-hope-for-autistic-people/ …And that's why I'd never trust anything Lovaas said, thought, or came up with. Haven't read the book yet.
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