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Reply To: Autism based in trauma ?

Linda Philips

There is a strong feeling within the autism community that trauma is often caused by environmental factors such as inappropriate treatments and unhelpful responses from the non-autistic community. This psychodynamic approach likely places blame on the parents which is outdated, extremely concerning and contradicts all the evidence pointing to a biological basis for autism. By continuing to make her services available, the school are colluding with her approach. Perhaps you could steer the management team by giving them evidence for autism causes and showing them the long term harm caused by such interventions.