Are you thinking of ABA for your autistic child? Please read this article before you enroll them. You may never be able to undo the psychological damage this horrible “therapy” will cause.
Category: Trauma & PTSD
Autistic People Don’t “Get Used to” Sensory Triggers We Are Forced to Endure, We Disassociate From Them
Does “training” an autistic person to endure sensory triggers make them easier to endure? No. It forces the autistic person to do the only thing they can to survive: Disassociate their entire lives.
“Teasing”, a bonding experience for neurotypicals that can be confusing and traumatizing for their autistic counterparts.
“I don’t know.” If you hear that answer a LOT from the autistic person in your life, you definitely need to read this post. When I was younger, especially when I was a child,...
Autistic people are especially vulnerable to gaslighting and being taken advantage of.
You may think you’re showing friendliness and kindness to your autistic loved one, but when your vibe doesn’t match your words, we’ll know, and you will scare us.
“You know what you did.” No, your autistic friend or family member does NOT know what they did, and the only thing you’re doing by saying that is traumatizing them. Here’s how to communicate with an autistic person more effectively.