"Hi Dave, #FragtWarum (autistic people and their allies/ supporters) were successful. After two years of protest against funding of ABA based Intervention @aktion_mensch will not do it again. That's great news today."
Aktion Mensch has 61,700 Twitter followers. It's a disability group. They're finally backing us up!
Aktion Mensch is NOT governed by people with disabilities the way we lead our own Centers for Independent Living here in the USA. It's "probably a combination of different organizations such as the German Red Cross," says the autistic source of this news from Germany.
Bankers and child welfare people manage the German group. They raise money by selling non-profit lottery tickets and by other means and then they fund groups
Funds get distributed in this manner, she says, "To the people who bought into the tickets and to organisations who submit requests for funding their projects which could be anything for disabled people."
She also said, "At present (since 2014 until May this year) an institution for autism research (called IFA, providing ABA-based interventions) requested funds for their current ABA-based project. In the past, other institutions received funds for their ABA-projects, too."
See also this Facebook page for another news article on the unfunding of ABA Aktion Mensch.
We autistic adults in the Neurodiversity Movement can tell the parents of our very young peers what we need. It's not ABA. We all concur, those of us who have been freed from its traumatic coercions.
Here the United Nations says:
"More investment is needed in services and research into removing societal barriers and misconceptions about autism. Autistics persons should be recognized as the main experts on autism and on their own needs, and funding should be allocated to peer-support projects run by and for autistic persons."
Yet Google Scholar "'Applied Behavior Analysis' autism deviance", and tonight Google retrieves 129 results.
So it's not the parents' fault. ABA wants them to be afraid of our diagnosis. Otherwise it would go broke. ABA uses ABA on parents too, and on politicians with at least one Political Action Committee (PAC) we at ABA Leaks have uncovered so far. That's undoubtedly how it gets representatives to approve insurance coverage for this mammoth international behavior control industry network.
|Dick Malott, center, is on the Board of Directors of the Judge Rotenberg Center of ABA extremely painful electric skin shock. Christmas Eve 2016, on the phone, Dick told this Reward and Consent (R+C) blog author that he would apply skin shock to autistics who body do self-stimulation, specifically body rocking that causes nobody any physical harm, what we need to do to soothe ourselves from ABA coercions. See the story here. ABA provokes, then, the "challenging behaviors" it aims to extinguish. Maria Malott, reputedly divorced from Dick now, is the CEO of the mammoth Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She officially "approves" the JRC as being "aligned" with her ABAI's "mission," her words, as she's supposedly in charge as the CEO. She approved what the UN calls ABA's "torture" after the Autistic Self Advocacy Network demanded she rescind her statement. See here from this blog.|
|Josh Pritchard, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, opens a Skinner Box. That looks like an electric grid for rats paws on the floor. He's on the Board of Directors of the Judge Rotenberg Center of extremely painful electric skin shock in Canton, Massachusetts. According to this link, he's also an Assistant Professor at Florida Institute of Technology.|
|I remain, yours truly, "Safety Pat the Proud Autistic Schizophrenic Silly Whistleblowing Clown" of Asbury Park streets and Boardwalk. All my friends ask why I do it? To bring attention to my life mission. To rid the world of punishment run amok, starting with those who should know better, ABA, in order to build up, even with ABA as friends, in the end, if they would only shut up and listen to us for a change, the highly-ethical Dual Consent of Parent and Child Cognitive Behavioral Teaching Method (R+C). See here. (We're uni-persons and rarely dangerous, fact, despite the myths about us.)|
|Last but not least, is ABA's "most prolific" author, Brian Iwata, who sat as a non-voting member on the Neurological Devices Panel and told the FDA not to ban ABA skin shock devices which the FDA regulates as Neurological Medical Devices. Obama's FDA proposed a ban on these devices, but Obama let it sit and did nothing to finish the ban. Judas Barack Iscariot! Decades ago, Iwata hatched a plot to get ABA behavior controllers to get parents rather than his peers to lobby for skin shock devices, namely, then his group's invention, the SIBIS, the first skin shock device that Dr. Israel of the Rotenberg Center bought. Why didn't Iwata recuse himself from that panel? Iwata ren a test and claimed his electromechanical head blow detecting skin shock delivering device was better than a hockey helmet. He sold the SIBIS, apparently, with the company his team worked with. Why couldn't he make a better helmet? Not enough money in it? See here and here.|