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PBS ('Positive Behaviour Support') is a harmful ABA-based behavioural intervention used on vulnerable children.

Planned Ignoring is used as a tactic to 'manipulate the environment' of the victim, to change their behaviour.

Some of us know what that's like. 😥

On #PBSAwarenessDay, we need to be more aware of HOW and WHY PBS harms people, so that after we stop PBS, we don't implement any other methods which do the same thing in other ways.

Wherever we find parents and professionals pushing for ABA-based approaches like #PBS, we also see low support for the types of communication methods that nonspeaking autistic people say they find helpful.


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Campaign starts TODAY: #AllowAACinTherapy. It's aimed at doctors, psychologists and other clinical professionals, and at the institutions that empower them to disempower disabled people. I have seriously had enough of this nonsense from them.
Doctors do this regularly to one of my friends who is mostly nonspeaking.

A psychologist did it to me when I at a time that I lost speech frequently.

Professionals should #AllowAACinTherapy. #CommunicationFIRST, not 'speech first'. They must stop violating the #CRPD.
People with communication disabilities should not be expected to make appointments using a telephone. You should not have to register as a Deaf person to be allowed to use AAC.

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"I think if I didn’t have my loving pleasant Mom to help me through the last little while I would have been a bigger blob or mess. This is a shout out to those that give of themselves freely to let good charges shine." — Jordyn Pallett, nonspeaking autist…
Multiply disabled activist Mel Baggs, who died on 11 April 2020, wrote about the pervasiveness of ableism in all types of oppression.…
Q&A with nonspeaking autist DJ Savarese (of @DeejMovie fame):

What does real inclusion look like?

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Jacob Harbin is a nonspeaking autist who studies the Bible for guidance on life's challenges. Here's a blog post which he wrote last year.…
Nonspeaking autist Hari Srinivasan lectures on disability justice. #DisabilityRights #CRPD
Here's a short video by 17-year-old nonspeaking autist Jordyn Pallett in preparation for the Innovations in Education Conference 2020. In a few days, I will share one of Jordyn's full presentations at that event.

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