Although JRC had been a controversial figure and there were a lot of therapists trying to deny their work, I will talk today of ABA organizations and ABA experts that supported JRC and that do not forbide or denounce the use of punishment in ABA therapy, even after these cases reached the press, and how aversives are still included into the practice (even if many therapists reject them).
The the world’s largest network of ABA professionals, ABA International, has not went against JRC practices, and instead JRC co-sponsored the 2015 San Antonio Convention, where an ABAI committee approved them “as being aligned with their mission.”. JRC was also sponsor and speaker in the 2013 conference, one year after the case of Andre McCollins came out.
“ABAI’s decision to give JRC a platform at their conference reflects a continued pattern of complicity in the torture of the very population that they…
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