This is an excellent read. Old post and I am late to the party, but definitely worth re-circling I think as ABA is still unfortunately a go to for parents with children on the autism spectrum. I have thought about writing a series or post of my opinions having to do with ABA, but I have put it off. It still circles among st my ideas though for future blog posts. Personally I couldn't have said it better myself and even sounds better coming from someone who was a ABA therapist. So this will have to do for now. :) Please take time to read this, it was very thought provoking, educational, push for the need to change for autistic children and adults. I also thought it was brave and amazing for a therapist like this to open up about their past. To see the wrong and rewrite your mistakes is something very intriguing and as humans we rarely see.
Una vez una persona recibe el diagnóstico de autismo, lo primero que le indican profesionales suele ser las terapias adecuadas que se recomienda seguir. Por lo general no dan alternativas: «si quieres que tu hijo lleve una vida “medianamente normal” debes hacer esto». 705 more words
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I love the team that comes over and works with Dean. The supervisor, Joyce, had a meeting with me on Friday night to talk about how Dean has been doing, permission to take pictures and video to record his progress ONLY, and to discuss what I wanted to see and my concerns/questions. 287 more words