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I want people to understand the predatory and cultic aspects of #ABA therapy. I'm not joking, #ABAisaCult. I'm writing a book about this and I want to share a basic information thread here. I'll start writing when I go inside after smoking.
1/ Several months ago, I first learned about something called the BITE Model, a model of extreme social control. It is an acronym for Behavioral, Information, Thought, and Emotional Control. ABA, as a therapy and a culture, does all of these things.
2/ information about the BITE model: freedomofmind.com/bite-model/
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NEW ESSAY: My son stims. Stimming is beautiful. Therapies predicated on eradicating stimming are massively well funded, but wrong. Stimming is beautiful. At @PacificStand

psmag.com/education/the-…
This is my son stimming in slow motion, with Bach.

I am so grateful to autistic self-advocates and the broader neurodiversity movement. Because I initially saw my son's repetitive movements as a problem. It was @JustStimming's amazing essay "Quiet Hands" that changed my perspective. READ THIS -

juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/qui…
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1/ UPDATED ACTION ITEM TO STOP KAVANAUGH; The ABA has issued a formal notice requesting that the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings be delayed pending a formal FBI investigation. In the meantime, the ABA continues to rate Kavanaugh as "well qualified." As no federal judge has ever
2/ been confirmed without a "well qualified" rating by the ABA, if the ABA were to rescind this rating (as it did once before in 2006) it could further derail Kavanaugh's confirmation. For all of you who hire lawyers or know lawyers please ask them to contact the ABA to urge the
3/ ABA to immediately withdraw Kavanaugh's rating of "well qualified" and institute a process to reconsider whether this rating is still appropriate after the surfacing of extremely negative information about Kavanaugh during his hearing with Dr. Ford. Of course this request
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