(self-promotion: blog post on autistic support methodologies) CW: ABA, CBT, interventions, behavioralism, fake “cures”, restraints, institutionalization, murder of autistic youth, functioning labels Show more
Tools vs. "Cures"
"given that autism isn’t a problem (and more specifically, a disease, injury, or despite the nomenclature, a “disorder”), but a type of neurology (as well as the social context surrounding that neurology), all “cures” for autism are in the “doesn’t work” category. some so-called “cures” may be helpful in relation to our support needs (or in the case of things like ABA, definitely not helpful) as disabled people – but again, that’s a tool, not a cure.
understanding the difference between the two is really important, especially for disabled people, as well as those who provide support for us."