What Happens When An ABA Survivor Finds Out These Tactics Are Used On Their Own Children

It is common knowledge I had a very horrific experience with ABA as a child in the 1980's. It left me with horrible PTSD and other mental health issues. I vowed to never subject my children to such abuse. They do not need to be trained to conform and forced to mask.  The way the … Continue reading What Happens When An ABA Survivor Finds Out These Tactics Are Used On Their Own Children

Unethical Study Explained: Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Everyone can agree that medical studies are necessary to keep society healthy. There is a fine line on the necessity of a study and exploiting disabled babies. Yes, disabled babies.  According to Eric Yan of Harvard medical school, research including developmentally disabled children and adults have contributed greatly for improvements in quality of life but … Continue reading Unethical Study Explained: Attend Less, Fear More: Elevated Distress to Social Threat in Toddlers With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Rebuttal: Dangerous World of Marginalizing Autism Parents

Recently there was a new blog on the NCSA website. It is by an "Autism mom," The author's name is Nazreen Bibi. She is based in the UK and is a campaigner, mental health nurse. parent and advocate. She states that "autism moms" are marginalized by autistic people in the neurodiversity movement.  Her words are … Continue reading Rebuttal: Dangerous World of Marginalizing Autism Parents

There are Laws Protecting Children from Working too Much but what about Disabled Kids in Too Much Therapy?

There are laws protecting children pertaining to how long they work, at what age and if it is during school hours or on school days. The same rules should apply to disabled children being put in therapies. There are some children who are in some therapies for more than 40 hours a week! Besides ABA … Continue reading There are Laws Protecting Children from Working too Much but what about Disabled Kids in Too Much Therapy?

Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally)

  There are two major tablets that have been advertised on different social media outlets that claim to improve behavior and make the parents life easier. After receiving a message about them, I decided to look more into it. Goally   "Goally is the only standalone device designed by leading behavior therapists, child psychologist and … Continue reading Quackery Exposed: DIY ABA Tablet (Goally)

Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and autistic … Continue reading Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities