Thursday, June 28, 2007

Autism and ABA Abuse of Autistic Children - A Case Study, Part 1

Conor, 1999, Age 3 1/2 - before being exposed to ABA intervention

Conor, 2006, Age 10 1/2 - after several years of ABA intervention

An oft heard criticism of ABA is that ABA robs an autistic child of his/her true nature or identity, depriving them of an essential part of their personality, and thus constituting a form of abuse. In this case study, the top picture above, 1999, before Conor was exposed to ABA intervention, shows a happy smiling boy. The bottom picture above, however, 2006, after several years of ABA intervention shows a .... well .... uh .... a happy smiling boy.

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