ASF President Alison Singer Advocates for ABA on NPR’s ‘The Pulse’

October 24, 2022 — ASF President Alison Singer spoke to NPR station WHYY’s ‘The Pulse’ radio program for their in-depth story on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), discussing how it has helped her profoundly autistic daughter, Jodie.

“I can trace almost all of the skills and all of the language that my daughter has back to specific ABA programs that she did when she was a toddler, when she was a school-age child and when she was a teenager,” said Singer.

She also addressed the controversy surrounding ABA, which has primarily come from the neurodiversity community: “If you are high-functioning enough…to articulate a nuanced criticism of the philosophy of ABA and the methodology of ABA, then you don’t really need ABA.”

Read and listen to the story here.