April 18, 2021
Applied Behavior Analysis is abusive to Native children
Author: Jules Edwards
I am an Ojibwe autistic parent of autistic children, and a disability advocate. My children and I are statistically insignificant, and we routinely endure systemic erasure. Most Native autistic people do not get an accurate diagnosis or the support they need at any age. Native communities desperately need access to accurate information about autism and culturally responsive care.
April is Autism Acceptance Month. This month, please take some time to learn about autism from autistic people. Just