Recently there was a new blog on the NCSA website. It is by an "Autism mom," The author's name is Nazreen Bibi. She is based in the UK and is a campaigner, mental health nurse. parent and advocate. She states that "autism moms" are marginalized by autistic people in the neurodiversity movement. Her words are… Continue reading Rebuttal: Dangerous World of Marginalizing Autism Parents
There are laws protecting children pertaining to how long they work, at what age and if it is during school hours or on school days. The same rules should apply to disabled children being put in therapies. There are some children who are in some therapies for more than 40 hours a week! Besides ABA… Continue reading There are Laws Protecting Children from Working too Much but what about Disabled Kids in Too Much Therapy?
A mother from Wisconsin had a very controversial surgery done on her autistic child. She claimed that it helped quiet him. The mother said it was the right choice for their family. Kade Hadegraaf is her son. Three years ago he started screaming and didn't stop. The mother claimed that he would scream 1000 times… Continue reading Debarking an Autistic Child?
As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and autistic… Continue reading Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities
Sue Larkey is an educator located in Sydny, Australia. She was born in 1968. She says she is a highly qualified educator but with no information on her qualifications. She has taught autistic children in mainstream and special education schools. She has earned a masters degree in special education and is currently working on a… Continue reading Problematic Professional: Sue Larkey
What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is often used on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. It uses a small subset of psychology called behavioral psychology or behaviorism. Some… Continue reading What is ABA and My Experience
I am an ABA survivor and a pet professional and I am going to give my take on this show. I am in the United States and a follower was kind enough to send me the video files. This is my comparison in italics. It opens up telling a little background information about Jo-Rosie, the… Continue reading Review of "Train Your Baby Like a Dog" and comparison to ABA
I am a Veterinary Technologist. What is that. It is an LPN in the veterinary world. While in college, it is required to learn dog and cat training. The method is giving a dog or cat a treat for performing a desired behavior and using the clicker at the same time. Over time the… Continue reading Clicker Training humans : It works but is it Ethical?