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The Non-Murdering Parent

There is an ugly, nasty, and logically incoherent view-point that I prefer not to dwell on, because I like to think it is so extreme that no one would provide a public or reputable forum for this view to be … Continue reading

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ABA, Regrets, and a Question of Happiness.

ABA – Applied Behaviour Analysis – is a polarizing therapy in the autism community: For some it is the holy grail of treatment, for others it is an abusive practice. When we began an ABA playgroup with our autistic son … Continue reading

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Food rewards in therapies for autistic children

Food was used as a reward in both ABA (a type of behavioural therapy) and PECS (a system used for speech therapy) for my autistic son. In both situations I felt very uncomfortable with this type of reward, for a … Continue reading

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From my old blog: “Discovering my Son”

Back in 2009 I tried blogging about my son’s autism as a therapeutic exercise that had been recommended to me by a friend. I felt awkward about writing about my son so publicly, so I didn’t turn on the search … Continue reading

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Therapies without Limit

Before I started blogging about autism, the most controversial therapies I’d come across were ABA and the GF/CF diet. I knew there must be therapies I hadn’t heard of yet, but I had no idea they were in the hundreds, … Continue reading

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Autism Therapies

I’ve often thought how much easier it would have been over the past two years, to be dealing with a single expert on autism, instead of a wide range of therapies and therapists. There are some organisations and movements which … Continue reading

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