Letter to the Boston Globe on “The Mismeasure of Misha: My son broke free from the most common therapy for autism. Why is it used on so many kids like him?”
Where, I wondered, did ABA’s scientific principles come from? “Skinner,” Larry replied. “B.F. Skinner? The Harvard psychologist who trained pigeons to playThere is nothing more human than play. Humans were designed […]
Tech Workers: Is Autistic Conversion Therapy, ABA, in Your Company’s Ad Stock?
We autistic people helped build these tech platforms and companies and the collaboration cultures they run on. Is ABA, autistic conversion therapy, in the ad stock at the companies and […]
Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name
You can’t have our neurodivergent art while advocating to eliminate neurodivergent people.We can’t keep Austin weird”Weird Pride Flag” by Ferrous and Autistamatic Be proud of what you are.We’re weird, and […]
Excerpted below are quotes from community writing and scholarly studies on the definition, history, and forms of ableism. Content notes: ableism, racism, sexism, white supremacy, slavery, ABA, cure, defectiveness, eugenics, […]
Does Behaviorism Belong in the Classroom?
TLDR: No. The paradigm of behaviorism going back to BF Skinner…denies, dismisses, trivializes, or simply writes off the whole idea of inner experience and looks only at behavior, the actions […]
There Is Little Empirical Basis to Suggest That PBS Is Effective
Overall, there is insufficient high-quality empirical evidence to suggest that PBS is effective at: enhancing quality of life, teaching adaptive skills, or reducing the use of restrictive practices. The majority […]