Research by Topic: ABA

Statement on Use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism

Published October 28, 2021

The use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based therapies has recently become a point of disagreement in the autism community.   We write this statement to share our strong support for the use of therapies based on the principles of ABA to help those on the autism spectrum, and to provide examples of how the science and […]

Filed under: , , ,


Podcast: Just Listen to Nancy Reagan – Say NO to MDMA

Published September 17, 2018

This week’s podcast begins with a comment on the debate over ABA – helpful or harmful? But the big news this week is an analysis of very early, but very published, data on the use of MDMA, also known as “ecstasy” or “Molly”, in people with autism. Called an “empathogen”, MDMA can elicit feelings of […]

Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


In defense of ABA

Published August 23, 2016

Recently, the practice of Applied Behavioral Analysis, or ABA, has come under fire in the autism blogosphere for being abusive and manipulative with the purpose of mind control.  Instead of defending the practice, or pointing out the factual errors in recent articles, ASF realized the most productive way to address some of the issues is […]

Filed under: , , , , , ,