This two-part episode features Ben chatting with long-time Autistic advocate Terra Vance. We dive into all sorts of topics from banning ABA, ABA as abuse, systemic racism, and ableism, facilitated communication, ABA reform, and so much more. Terra’s perspectives are her own and she shares some useful resources and evidence to back up her ideas.
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