If you are in any psychology adjacent field and you could make it through these videos without wanting to claw yourself in empathetic distress, do your future victims a favor and change your major
@forAll52 As an autistic survivor of the special education system (but not 'early intensive intervention') I just want to say that the way I was treated when people could see you and the way I was treated when I was alone with my 'teacher' was so incredibly different.
Nobody believed me when I tried to tell people I was being abused...
I don't for a second believe that what we see in these materials is all that is going on behind closed doors.
I can barely get through the first video. What they do show is bizarre and horrifying enough. The predicates of these actions on how they are likely to be interpreted by an autistic psyche are all wrong: “Do this!” Grabbing and yanking a child around “let’s go play!” Utterly maddening and arbitrary, productive of dissociation.
@gendertreyf less visibility means even less accountability, of course people favor the authority over a "weird" child, despite authority directly enabling worse. I don't understand my species sometimes
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