Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Aktion Mensch defunds Applied Behavior Analysis programs in Germany.

We autistic and schizophrenic people have great news today from the German group who uses the Twitter hashtag #NoABA. Aktion Mensch defunds Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs in Germany.

I quote from a German Twitter follower. "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 organizations 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 behavioral control industry network.

Here is Pamela forced barefoot on an electrified floor in the UCLA ABA lab of O. Ivar Lovaas, ABA Pop, while ABA Grampz is B. F. Skinner, who put his daughter Deb as a baby in a "Skinner Box Air Crib." Skinner's daughters defend this, but examine it in context. ABA treats us autistics like albino lab rats.

Dick Malott, center, is on the Board of Directors of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of ABA's 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 Ass. 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 (ASAN) demanded she rescind her statement. See here from this blog. 

Josh Pritchard, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), 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 JRC of ABA's extremely painful electric skin shock in Canton, Massachusetts. According to this link, he's also an Assistant Professor at Florida Institute of Technology.

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 behavioral 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

No comments :

Post a Comment

Copyright and disclaimers

Reward and Consent , © is January 15, 2007 to the current date. All rights reserved (and stuff like that). E-mail me for permission to reproduce in part or in full. Please link to and cite passages quoted or paraphrased from here.

Reward and Con
sent is not responsible for links on the site. For example, I use keywords "Operant Conditioning" in the YouTube search field for the videos displayed below the archives on the left. Google selects the videos and the results change from time to time. Please email me if anything is not educational and germane to the subject and I will reevaluate the search.

I am an advocate for people with disabilities certified to teach special education with a Master of Arts in Teaching. I am not a Licensed Psychologist or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. When in doubt, seek the advice of an MD, a PhD, or a BCBA. My ability to analyze the ethics of ABA stems from the fact that I am disabled and ABA interventions are often done to people like me, which I voluntarily accept, but only when I alone am the person granting consent, and not a parent, sibling, guardian, or institution.