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Prone restraints and their use in Sia’s movie Music

Tw: Description of restraints, injuries and deaths Prone restraint is when you put the person/child facedown and sit or lay down on them, and it is use in disabled people when they have meltdowns, and I want to talk about it today. In Sia’s movie Music, we found several issues in the trailer that were […]

Priority for People with disabilities for COVID-19 vaccination

Autistic people and several other disabilities should be in the priority round for the new COVID-19 vaccination, so I decided to gather some social and medical reasons to support this. Medical reasons COVID-19 Mortalility rate of people with learning disabilities is 4 times higher than general population, with people between 18 and 34 years old […]

ABA Therapy Part 6 – The practice (and bad therapists)

After the long parts that I first wrote about the History of the ABA Therapy, I received several comments about how that it is in the past (although one of the cases is still going on today). So I gathered some of the claims that I received, and others that are mentioned by other autistic […]

ABA therapy Part 5 – Arguments against ABA by autistic adults and new research

Some new research is focusing on autistic experience with ABA, opening a channel to change the systemic way we approach autistic experiences and bad reviews on therapeutical practices, to start to listen, instead of to ignore. Reason number 1: ABA in it’s purer form, is a compliance-based therapy, not independent thinking According to the study […]

ABA therapy series Part 4- The response to JRC from ABA organizations

Although JRC had been a controversial figure and there were a lot of therapists trying to deny their work, I will talk today of ABA organizations and ABA experts that supported JRC and that do not forbide or denounce the use of punishment in ABA therapy, even after these cases reached the press, and how […]

ABA therapy Part 3 – Judge Rotenberg Center

“I’ve never used electric shock,” he says in his calm, soft voice. “I wouldn’t rule it out. Particularly if we were deprived of other procedures. It’s more effective, and you wouldn’t bruise or cut the skin.” said Matthew Israel. Trigger warning: descriptions of torture and abuse And so he did. In the late 1980s, by […]

ABA therapy Part 2 – Behavior Research Institute

Trigger warning: descriptions of torture, violence and abuse The founder Matthew Israel and the Behavior Research Institute Matthew Israel studied behaviorism with Skinner (to the people that wanted me to mentioned him, here it is) and got his PhD from Harvard in the 60s. Inspired by Walden II, he tried to create an utopia based […]

ABA Part 1 – Ivar Loovas opinions on Autism

I wanted to add a part 2 of part 1 about founder Ivar Loovas, with his quotes and opinions about autistic people, since the initial post was already too big. This serves only to see exactly what he supported and his therapy was based. Some therapists still take Lovaas as a pioneer, and it is […]

What is Activism?

I got a lot of “feedback” from my last post so I wanted to stop the several part posts on ABA to talk about the responses I received for showing a piece of history. My last post was a gathering of history and facts. In no part whatsoever I say I am completely against therapies. […]

ABA Part 1 – The Founder Ivar Lovaas

I promised to do a serie of information relating to the ABA or  applied behavior analysis  history and this is part 1 – their founder Ivar Lovaas. Although Lovaas was not the sole helper in the development of ABA he was one of the major forces in implementing, studying it and supporting it. So I […]

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