Ethical Concerns with Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum "Disorder".

  title={Ethical Concerns with Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum "Disorder".},
  author={Daniel A. Wilkenfeld and Allison M McCarthy},
  journal={Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal},
  volume={30 1},
This paper has both theoretical and practical ambitions. The theoretical ambitions are to explore what would constitute both effective and ethical treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, the practical ambition is perhaps more important: we argue that a dominant form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is widely taken to be far-and-away the best "treatment" for ASD, manifests systematic violations of the fundamental tenets of bioethics. Moreover, the supposed benefits of the… 

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