Resources: compliance, ABA, social skills, indistinguishability, whole body listening

copied and pasted from Parenting Autistic Children with Love & Acceptance.

compliance reading

There is an immense amount of pressure on parents to subject Autistic children to therapies and interventions which aim to coerce children into behaving according to social norms.  Therapies with this objective, especially those which demand compliance, are dangerous and disrespectful to Autistic children.  Below find a list of reading on the topic.  Every single parent should read these posts before even considering allowing children to participate in any of these interventions.

Kassiane is an Autistic adults who writes @ timetolisten.blogspot.com.  She is a moderator here on PACLA and has been writing on this topic for years.  Kassiane is considered to have successfully completed a Lovaas replication program–meaning indistinguishability.

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/09/indistinguishable-from-peers.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/09/indistinguishable-from-peers-means-you.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/10/if-you-dont-use-your-words-you-wont-be.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-cost-of-indistinguishability-is.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-tyranny-of-indistinguishability.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2011/10/advocacy-everyone-can-do-it.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/2013/09/here-try-on-some-of-my-shoes.html

Beth is the parent of a non-speaking Autistic child.  She has written several pieces on this topic @ loveexplosions.net

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/01/30/the-cost-of-compliance-is-unreasonable/

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/09/12/the-cost-of-non-compliance-is-unreasonable/

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/09/15/touch-nose-gummi-bear-what-is-aba-and-why-does-it-suck/

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/03/18/my-observation-day/

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/09/13/touch-nose-gummi-bear-aba-in-our-family/

http://loveexplosions.net/2013/07/05/the-case-for-backing-the-frick-off/

http://loveexplosions.net/2014/01/03/kelli-stapleton-still-relevant/

http://loveexplosions.net/2014/02/13/scorch-the-earth/

From Unstrange Mind (Autistic adult)

http://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/no-you-dont/
http://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/aba/
http://unstrangemind.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/what-does-helpful-vs-harmful-therapy-look-like/

From Michael Monje @ Shaping Clay (Autistic Adult)

 

http://www.mmonjejr.com/2013/10/i-am-at-peace-with-killing-my-socially.html?m=0

From Julia Bascom @ Just Stimming (Autistic Adult)

 http://juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/quiet-hands/

Ariane (and Emma) @ Emma’s Hope Book

http://emmashopebook.com/2012/10/10/tackling-that-troublesome-issue-of-aba-and-ethics/

http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/05/more-on-aba/

http://emmashopebook.com/2014/02/07/no-aba/

Alyssa from @Yes, that too (Autistic Adult)

 http://yesthattoo.blogspot.com/2013/06/thats-not-what-its-about.html

http://yesthattoo.blogspot.com/2013/07/on-treatments-and-cures.html

Cynthia from Musings of an Aspie (Autistic Addult)

http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/06/18/a-cognitive-defense-of-stimming-or-why-quiet-hands-makes-math-harder/

http://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/07/24/socially-inappropriate/

Bridget from It’s Bridget’s Word (Autistic Adult)

http://itsbridgetsword.com/2013/03/18/there-will-never-be-another-you-2/

Leah from 20 Days of Autism (Parent to Autistic child)

http://30daysofautism.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/advocating-love-not-fear/

Gary (Parent of Autistic child)http://blog.dadsofdisability.com/compliance/#.U2qlX_ldWX9

Michelle from Amazing Adventures Parenting Autistic Children (Parent of Autistic child)http://amazingadventuresautism.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/what-if-i-dont-want-aba-therapy-for-my.html

A Deeper Country
http://adeepercountry.blogspot.com/2010/11/social-skills-dont-exist_12.html

ischemgeek
http://ischemgeek.wordpress.com/tag/iamnotkellistapleton-flashblog/

2 thoughts on “Resources: compliance, ABA, social skills, indistinguishability, whole body listening

  1. Becoming a Narcissistic extension of your Normal ‘betters’ does NOT improve your chances of societal inclusion.

    Sucking up to every Normie you meet does not cause you to become (by magical or other, unspecified means) ‘Normal’.

    It does cause you to 1) become scenery, I.e. disappear; 2) it does cause you to self-destruct (and hate yourself) and 3) it does result in further – and worse – victimization.

    No matter what you do – of you are autistic – you will, at best, be TOLERATED. If you are ‘useful’ e.g T. Grandin

  2. Pingback: My thoughts on #AutismSpeaks10 | Autism through the Medium of Cats

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