Does Autism Raise the Risk of PTSD? – Scientific American

The two conditions share many traits, but the connection has been largely overlooked until now   Having autism can sometimes mean enduring a litany of traumatic events, starting from a young age. And for many, those events may add up to severe and persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Source: Does Autism Raise the Risk of …

ABA – Unstrange Mind

This is a re-blog of a blog post originally made on 7 October, 2014. An edited version of this essay appears in the excellent anthology: The Real Experts: Readings for Parents of Autistic Children, edited by the incomparable Michelle Sutton and available for purchase from Autonomous Press or a library or bookseller near you (and if …

Why I Left ABA | Socially Anxious Advocate

Trigger Warning: ABA, ableism, institutionalized child abuse [Image Description: A bright red door with a brass knob and a faded mail slit. To its left, there is a long, dark windowpane with some d… Source: Why I Left ABA | Socially Anxious Advocate

Why Applied Behaviour Analysis Harms Your Autistic Child | Frank L. Ludwig

‘Autistic persons are particularly exposed to professional approaches and medical practices which are unacceptable from a human rights point of view. Such practices - justified many times as treatment or protection measures - violate their basic rights, undermine their dignity, and go against scientific evidence.’ - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United …