Up until 1973, psychologists and psychiatrists will still consider homosexuality to be a form of illness. It will be 1987, the year I’m born, before homosexuality will be completely removed from the DSM. Continue reading LGBTQIA+ & Autism Medicalization Timeline – A NeuroQueer Conversion Therapy History Lesson
One of my favorite people on the internet: Asiatu Lawoyin
CW/TW: ABA/Conversation Therapy/Autistic Abuse/ Suicidal ideation/mental health/trauma Continue reading A Conversation with Asiatu Lawoyin
All right. I did a post on Facebook recently, talking about how I used to be a dog trainer and how I used to really, really love behaviorism, believe it or not.
I am a reformed behaviorist. I no longer use behaviorism on animals, and now my focus is entirely on teaching the animals around me to communicate with me, and that I am a safe person and how to get their needs met.
So has been quite a change, and you wanted to hear more about that. So those of you that asked for this video, or if you’re curious now… please stay tuned. Continue reading Why I Left Behaviorism Behind & Quit Dog Training
A lot of the methods in ABA have been deemed to be too cruel to use on animals for years, but are still being used on human children. Continue reading Too Cruel for Dogs but Okay for Kids? -Behaviorism Gone Wrong
The ultimate objective of ABA is to make the Autistic child indistinguishable from their peers. This holds NeuroDivergent People to NeuroTypical standards, which is cruel and sets us up for failure.
We are not and will never be NeuroTypical – ignoring this fact helps nobody Continue reading ABA is abuse… yes all ABA.
This week we’re diving into the down and dirty – from ABA to Problems with the medical model we are not afraid of or avoiding controversy. Continue reading The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity
Texas is one of the last states to approve ABA for autistic children on Medicaid. We have a small window of time to tell our state senators and representatives about the dangers and why they should hold the funding.
The Stop Texas ABA Coalition is looking for #ActuallyAutistic #ABASurvivors to post short videos on the harmful effects it has had on your life. We will combine them together to show during legislative hearings so that our community is represented in these decisions.
Continue reading Stop ABA in Texas – #StopTXABA
This week, we’re going to talk about five objections to ABA and I have a lot of objections to ABA. So I had to condense them into one video. Continue reading Does ABA Harm Autistic People? – 5 Objections to ABA for Autism