Concerns About ABA-Based Intervention: An Evaluation and Recommendations

  title={Concerns About ABA-Based Intervention: An Evaluation and Recommendations},
  author={Justin B. Leaf and Joseph H. Cihon and Ronald Leaf and John Mceachin and Nicholas Liu and Noah Russell and Lorri Unumb and Sydney Shapiro and Dara Khosrowshahi},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  pages={2838 - 2853}
For over 50 years, intervention methods informed by the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) have been empirically researched and clinically implemented for autistics/individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Despite the plethora of evidence for the effectiveness of ABA-based interventions, some autism rights and neurodiversity activists have expressed concerns with ABA-based interventions. Concerns have included discontent with historical events and possible harm from… 


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