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Autism: Challenging Behavior

If you thought you knew everything you needed to know about autism, think again. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged by this intelligent, moving, and gripping exploration of the controversy surrounding Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), an intensive intervention used to treat autism. Parents who want ABA for their children passionately believe that it is the best way to teach a child new skills and to help them function in mainstream society, but critics of ABA argue that it is dehumanizing and abusive to try to eliminate autistic behavior.

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Autistic Children Introduced
Parents introduce us to two boys with autism, from different families, who are about to start a school that uses ABA, an intensive intervention aiming to change autistic behavior.