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Orange image from Ontario NDP states, "Liberals creating lost generation of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Changes to IBI for autism in Ontario – ableism and misinformation run rampant

The Ontario Liberal government recently announced big changes to IBI for autism in Ontario and the response from opposition politicians, the Canadian media and many parents of autistic children has been deeply troubling to me. The policy announcement has unleashed a tidal wave of messaging which is ableist, exploitative and which marginalizes, stigmatizes and damages all […]

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ABA and Autism – the thorny problem of control and consent

Content/trigger warning – this blog post discusses applied behaviour analysis (ABA) as an autism “therapy” and includes references to both animal and child abuse. It may therefore be upsetting and/or triggering for some. Further reading It may be odd to start a blog post with some suggestions for other posts you should read, but here […]

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