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  •  Such a great comment, elmo (13+ / 0-)

    It bothers me that some people get up in arms about any criticism of ABA.  I've been accused of being "anti-science" for saying that ABA can be torturous to some kids under some circumstances.  

    There are some real lines being drawn in the community that are troublesome to me.  I think there are some legitimate concerns about Autism Speaks, and of ABA in general, but there is a reflexive defense that lumps criticizers in with the anti-vaccine crowd, which is terribly unfair and unhelpful.

    To circle around, it all comes down to respect for autistic people.  As you well know, the wee ones grow up and they deserve to be treated like human beings and not tragic case studies!

    I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

    by coquiero on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 06:47:23 AM PDT

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