“But What About the Autistic People Who Support ABA?”

I have seen several autistic people come out in support of ABA. Not nearly as many that are against it – but some. I have seen some autistic ABA professionals, not many, but some, that swear by ABA. Some of these pro-ABA autistic folks are big names in the community. Here’s my stance – ThoseContinue reading ““But What About the Autistic People Who Support ABA?””

Dear Mary Barbera; I Am Not An Epidemic

One of the most “popular” BCBA-Ds known in the autism community is a woman by the name of Mary Barbera. She is the mother of an autistic child, and she has made a huge name for herself for being able to “turn autism around” for thousands of her kids, using an approach called “verbal behaviour”.Continue reading “Dear Mary Barbera; I Am Not An Epidemic”

I Paid Money To Certify in Ableism

Yesterday I handed in my final assignment for the Autism and Behavioural Science Post-Graduate Certificate. Or as I like to call it, the Ableism Certification. If you want to learn about autism from a deficit-based point of view, where your teachers and your resources are people that advocate for things like elimination of autistic traits,Continue reading “I Paid Money To Certify in Ableism”