An excellent piece. The only part I am missing is about how arguments like “makes our lives easier” “[child] has no problems anymore” completely eradicates the perspective of the child as such.
And a point I wish had been touched upon a little more is how ABA facilitates autistic people developing abusing relationships were rape is sadly only the dramatic tip of the iceberg.
Thank you for typing this word monster! You are a hero!
This was written in response to this article which was written in response to my first article:
You can read my first article here:
*CW: ABA/Autistic Conversion Therapy, abuse, torture (including graphic images and video of), mention of “awareness,” “recovery,” Autism Speaks, filicide, and links to all of this and other material that many people may find triggering. Please proceed with caution…
*CN: This is a very long read so settle in for a while (or save for later)…
Dear Condescending ‘Autism Mom,’
I’m assuming that’s what you call yourself since your views seem to be right in line with those who prefer that title. I also think it’s fair to make assumptions since you’ve made plenty about me.
Still, I wanted to sincerely thank you for writing your article, “True ABA Therapy Is Not Abuse: A Response.” You see, despite the fact that my article contained language…
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