Some schools in the Western Cape are allegedly coercing parents into drugging their disabled children.
Tania Melnyczuk discusses the problem of chemical restraint and other school abuses, and what happens when parents fail to alert others.
ABA is a behaviour modification method for the ‘treatment’ of autism. It is used particularly with autistic children who struggle with communication and self-regulation. ABA is touted as being ‘evidence-based’, in spite of there being little evidence of support from the community ABA purports to serve. This article, written for a South African audience, includes perspectives of several non-speaking autistics on their ABA experiences.