I’ll say it again… Fuck ABA.
Let’s call it out for what it really is:
AUTISTIC CONVERSION THERAPY
“I propose that every time we write or talk about ABA, that we also write or say: Autistic Conversion Therapy.
Gay Conversion Therapy has a bad reputation now, even if it still happens.
Both “treatments” (tortures) have the same root.
I want the supporters of ABA to own their objective.
ABA: Autistic Conversion Therapy that uses torturous methods”
~ Amy Sequenzia
Further reading here:
1. From Radical Neurodivergence Speaking, this is the first post in a series written by an ABA survivor: “Indistinguishable From Peers-an introduction”
Thank you to Unboxed-Brain for the above link 🙂
4. From Socially Anxious Advocate “Why I Left ABA”
5. From Autism Women’s Network, by Amy Sequenzia “My Thoughts on ABA”
6. From Felis Autisticus “The ME Book and My Autistic Reading”