what do autistic people think of ABA therapy?

Short answer: They almost universally hate it. These stories were all obtained anonymously via google forms survey. Some of these are quoted from parents or loved ones and others are quoted from autistics. “The focus on eye contact and eliminating comforting stims is frustrating and gross. I bite my nails when I’m interested in something,Continue reading “what do autistic people think of ABA therapy?”

Self Diagnosis FAQ

From our Facebook Page & Group. SELF DIAGNOSIS (FAQ) Q: What is self diagnosis?  A: Self diagnosis is when a person determines that they have autism (which can occur in a variety of ways including informal internet assessments, information from autistic peers, etc) without the help of a medical professional or without a professional diagnosis.Continue reading “Self Diagnosis FAQ”

anonymous submission: “I don’t understand why ABA is bad?”

Anonymous Submission: Q: “I don’t understand why ABA is bad? What are specific experiences or examples folks can share? Seeing first hand experiences, not conjecture or opinion. I am the bio mom to a 2 year old, enrolled in ABA, Speech, OT in America, only on private insurance. He does not speak, among other issues.”Continue reading “anonymous submission: “I don’t understand why ABA is bad?””

personal stories from those formerly enrolled in ABA

These stories were all obtained anonymously via google forms survey. Some of these are quoted from parents or loved ones and others are quoted from autistics. From parents: “We had a newer practitioner, she did not suppress stim or demand eye contact, however she did very much demand certain flow from conversation. The last strawContinue reading “personal stories from those formerly enrolled in ABA”

The Great Big ABA Opposition Resource List

Prompted by an anonymous question submitted to Ask an Autistic / sounds like you should ask an autistic, but ok on Facebook, I’ve put together a list of countless articles explaining why ABA is so harmful. Some of them are from here on this site, but many of them are from elsewhere. This post willContinue reading “The Great Big ABA Opposition Resource List”

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