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#TodayInABA A child learned that it's okay for adults to violate her boundaries if they give her candy, that good girls don't have boundaries, and that passively taking abuse is the path to love.
#TodayInABA a child learned to feel powerless.
#TodayInABA a child learned that all his natural instincts are wrong and shameful, to suppress joy and stoically withstand pain, that he will never, ever be safe to reveal his true self.
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spectrumnews.org/features/deep-…

I don't really have the time or brain space to address every misconception and mistake in @Spectrum's hugely controversial article today, but I need to take issue very, very hard w/ the closing quote...

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"But he [playwright Alex Oates] has another suggestion: 'My aim and great wish was to help these parents and therefore their children,” he says about the play. 'If there was a way for those autistic voices to turn their outrage into advice for the parents, I’d love that.'" 2/
...Because it belies a truly egregious level of either ignorance or flat-out misrepresentation of the topic he is addressing here.

Because the autistic community expends...so much time and energy on this exactly. 3/
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Tomorrow, April 24, is a day of action for our community—one in which you can take action to #StopTheShock, and call for an end to the torture of #autistic & disabled people at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Massachusetts. How? @autselfadvocacy
is on it. #neurodiversity
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@autselfadvocacy First, background: "On April 24, 2014, @US_FDA held a hearing on the use of electric shock torture at the Judge Rotenberg Center. After concluding the JRC’s electric shock devices cannot be used w/o causing significant harm, the FDA began to work toward banning the devices.” 2/
@autselfadvocacy @US_FDA "Five years later, we are still waiting for the ban. This April 24th, the disability community is marking the fifth anniversary of the hearing by hosting wait-ins across the nation to demand the immediate release of the ban on electric shock devices” #StopTheShock 3/
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