Stimpunks Guide to the NeurodiVerse Issue #1: Education and Autistic Community
This research roundup showcases recent research regarding education and how autistic community improves educational outcomes.
Persuasion and Operant Conditioning: The Influence of B. F. Skinner in Big Tech and Ed-tech
I would argue, in total seriousness, that one of the places that Skinnerism thrives today is in computing technologies, particularly in “social” technologies. This, despite the field’s insistence that its […]
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 […]
100 Seconds to Midnight: The Need for a Human-Centered Education
Our friends at Human Restoration Project released a very important documentary called “100 Seconds to Midnight: The Need for a Human-Centered Education“. In January 2020 – in what now seems […]
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 […]
🫀 We’re Presenting: Conference to Restore Humanity
DIY at the Edges: Surviving the Bipartisanship of Behaviorism by Rolling Our Own To be hosted by Ryan Boren, Inna Boren, Chelsea Adams, & Kristina Daniele of Stimpunks. Stimpunks combine […]
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 […]