This has been a “hot topic” for a while. We want to make it clear that although we were trained in ABA, that we do not adhere to the philosophy of normalizing any individual. We do, however hire therapists that were trained in ABA as this is where we find most people that are interested in working with neurodivergent individuals.
We then offer holistic training through AIMS – Awareness, Interests, Movement, Sensory support system. Which we created in collaboration (continuous improvement to the program too) with autistic adults.
Currently, we have two active autistic advisors, Sarai Pahla and Dan Jones, yet we work with many other autistic adults on a daily basis.
Here is an article that we wrote about the current controversy surrounding ABA therapy:
We also speak with professionals, autistic advocates and parents on their thoughts and fears with therapies. We believe that we all speak about topics in a respectful manner that we could learn from each other. Thank you for those individuals that are speaking up and doing so in a way where they are creating an audience that will listen and adapt their therapies to be more holistic and autism-friendly.
We feel honored to learn from autistic children and adults on a daily basis.