Neurodiversity and Autism Intervention: Reconciling Perspectives Through a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention Framework

  title={Neurodiversity and Autism Intervention: Reconciling Perspectives Through a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention Framework},
  author={Rachel K. Schuck and Daina M Tagavi and Kaitlynn M. P. Baiden and Patrick Dwyer and Zachary J. Williams and Anthony Osuna and Emily F Ferguson and Mar{\'i}a Jim{\'e}nez Mu{\~n}oz and Sam Poyser and Joy F Johnson and Ty W. Vernon},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  pages={4625 - 4645}
Proponents of autism intervention and those of the neurodiversity movement often appear at odds, the former advocating for intensive treatments and the latter arguing that autism must be accepted as a form of diversity. The history of behavioral intervention has understandably outraged many in the Autistic community, though many still value supports focused on quality of life. This commentary argues that Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBIs) hold promise for bridging the… 

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