Neurodiversity and ABA: Learning to Listen by Emily Wade


Participants will learn how ABA can be potentially harmful for our clients and general principles to make our services safer and truly supportive. The importance of listening to and amplifying autistic voices in the process of reforming the field will be highlighted.


  • Understand the neurodiversity movement and how it relates to ABA
  • Identify ABA practices, past and present, which are harmful for autistic clients
  • Identify fundamental changes you can make in your practice to be neurodiversity affirming
  • Understand the importance of listening to and amplifying autistic voices


Emily has been in the field of ABA for 13 years. During this time, she has worked in a wide variety of settings doing everything from direct care to supervision to management. Emily is passionate about ABA reform and constantly seeks out autistic voices and opportunities to learn from and collaborate with other fields. Her primary focus is moving our field toward more compassionate and collaborative practice by working with autistic advocates and amplifying their voices.

Cost: $25

CEU: 1 general

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • Course Certificate