Social media is a popular platform for discussion, and we welcome comments and feedback from anyone who comes across our posts.
Please note that, while we welcome constructive criticism, we do not tolerate online abuse towards our team, so please consider how you phrase your comments. We also encourage people to read Autism Parenting Magazine’s views and beliefs before drawing conclusions.
We do find that many social media users ask similar questions, so we’ve made this “Social Media FAQs” page in an attempt to address these comments in one place.
1. What’s our view on ABA therapy?
Autism Parenting Magazine (APM) aims to be a balanced voice, offering articles on a range of therapies and techniques. We cover everything from ABA therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy, to more holistic approaches such as music therapy, art therapy, and even equine therapy.
We include a comprehensive range of options so families can choose which works best for each individual child (because we appreciate there is no “one size fits all” approach!). We also understand some individuals do support autism therapy—and that is entirely their right.
We accept there is controversy surrounding ABA therapy in particular. However, we’ve seen much evidence of good ABA providers helping children to live more independent lives. As with all therapies, the success and quality depends on the provider—so we only feature reputable ABA therapists in our…