Is ABA for Autistic Children a Neurodiversity-Affirming Model of Care? (On-Demand Course)



Is ABA for Autistic Children a Neurodiversity-Affirming Model of Care?

► Presenter: Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, Founder of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective

►On-Demand Course: Learners have access to the recording and materials for 180 days from the date of enrollment

► Audience: Anyone interested in learning about ABA through the lens of the Neurodiversity Movement

🔓🔓🔓 (Therapy Neurodiversity Collective Members, this course is included in your membership!)

 Have you heard ABA touted as the gold standard for autism treatment? Are you equipped with the facts to challenge the industry’s narrative confidently? Can you articulate to a doctor, school, or agency why ABA (even “positive” ABA) might not be the best approach for autism?

In the last few years, the ABA industry has marketed this treatment as “Neurodiversity-Affirming” therapy for Autistic children. Is it really?

Therapist Neurodiversity Collective’s enlightening 2-hour professional development course challenges conventional views of ABA for autism and the industry’s “neurodiversity-affirming” and “gold standard” claims. Presenter Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP dives into the multifaceted world of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) with peer-reviewed published research insights from autistic individuals who have experienced ABA.

In this two-hour session, you’ll delve into ABA’s controversial history and assess the industry’s ethics both past and present.

🌟🌟🌟Course Description

Historical Review: Uncover the surprising history of ABA and its evolution over time.
Ethical Inquiry: Examine the ethical implications associated with past and current ABA practices.
Autistic Voices: Hear firsthand accounts from autistic individuals who have experienced ABA.
Fact Over Fiction: Delve deep into understanding whether ABA truly stands as the “gold standard” for autism treatment.

Key Discussion Points
1. Debunking the myth: Is ABA the unquestionable “gold standard” for autism treatment?
2. The compatibility of ABA and neurodiversity affirmation.
3. A look at modern ABA: Is it truly an improved version?
4. A deep dive into the mental well-being outcomes stemming from ABA.

Step into informed advocacy. Join Therapist Neurodiversity Collective for this transformative course and leave empowered!

☑A comprehensive slide handout

☑ Course handout for reference 
☑ Certificate of Attendance for 2 hours of professional development

The Gold Standard Fallacy of ABA

Optional Advocacy Reference Guide 📖📖📖 The Gold Standard Fallacy of ABA: A Reference Guide for Therapists, Educators, & Parents debunks the "gold standard" myth with concrete evidence compiled from peer-reviewed published research. ➥➥➥This reference guide is a powerful tool to enlighten anyone involved in the care, education, or advocacy for autistic young people with the knowledge to confidently question the status quo and cite the research to support it, reiterate the educational and training background of ABA providers, and articulate ethical issues with ABA research. ☑ ☑☑ This evidence-based tool will serve as an invaluable resource when you are presented with "It's the Gold Standard for Autism" debate! 

After this course, You will

Julie Roberts, M.S., CCC-SLP, founding CEO of Therapist Neurodiversity Collective, Inc.™ is a late-diagnosed Autistic ASHA certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who has been practicing in schools, pediatric clinics, rehab hospitals, and outpatient units since 1999.

Julie is a frequent neurodiversity speaker, educator, and trainer who delivers high-energy presentations that challenge audiences to re-examine their beliefs about Autism and outdated and damaging therapy and education practices.  Her work focuses on professional, and public education about empathetic evidence-based therapy alternatives to ABA and behavioral therapy models that are non-trauma inducing and respectful of autistic social communication differences, social justice, and human rights. Her articles and educational resources have reached well over three-quarters of a million people and are frequently cited in other presentations and articles. 

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