Monday, October 2, 2017

An ode to a Mom can bring you repose.




Prayers in her shrine are gifts of Fifi, to hang on a tree, Mexicana de La Senda.

May you always have your Guardian Angel to guide you, protect you, defend you, to bump that demon flat off the shoulder opposed, to bring stars, as to come and go in shimmy of light, to sprinkle remnants, a collectible spritz of gilded sparkles trailed, tailed off the roundabout comet of eons, upon which she lights in a wisp, and up she rides, harp, pluck, harpoons, love dust to cross your ways, and wipe away the tears, when you least expect her.

Your powerful Mom takes her place, the one who gained utmost glory down here as passing Form and then suffered sudden misfortune of the greatest earthly loss, the death of her boy, her part from her man, the only love she ever loved in a passion, never to replace, who kisses your St. Valentine's lips.

So then you fade, "Good night, my dear boy," as whispers come tooth fairy bliss, into the wild phantasmagoria of deep slumber, unfathomable and wondrous ebony dark, but for one silver shard nightlight minimal bulb, soft as pillow fluff, as she brings haste, to chase away the unspeakables, cruel, cruel confinement profiteers, the masquerade ball of do-good sour-puss, my spoilings of late, my loves of this Hope.

So leave it up to Mom to solve, to Riddle unpack, she of broken wing, now Lording above, on wind she soars now, ever wide of breast, as you navigate well, under her care, which never runs dry.

Now go ahead. Sob! You need it now.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Applied Behavior Analysis' (ABA's) "Cardgate" scandal is worse than previously reported. Not only do ABA providers and students make fun of autistic people, their song on Soundcloud, "A Good Game of Cards," seems to allude to childhood sexual abuse, crudely.

Applied Behavior Analysis' (ABA's) "Cardgate" image alludes to The Occult. For coverage of ABA and sorcery see our ABA Leaks page in Facebook.

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First see Luterman (September 4, 2017). "Cardgate" scandal uncovers widespread disrespect of autistic people by Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) providers.


Then see Sequenzia (September 6, 2017). ABA providers making fun of autistic people.


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Cards Against Humanity LLC.

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Your dumb questions. Is there an official Cards Against Humanity theme song? Of course there is. It's called "A Good Game of Cards" and it was written and recorded by our friends, The Doubleclicks. You can download the song as a DRM-free Mp3.

[Alert: alludes to child sex abuse.] 

Play a game with me. Tell me why I'm sickie. You're my closest friends. Tell me how the world will end. Friends helping friends, meeting new people, answering questions both easy and hard. There's nothing nicer than playing a good game of cards. At last we can have a debate all about concealing a boner or whipping it out. We'll talk about sex. Makes you spend their time flying. Children on leashes and ¿? to lions.... Play a game with me. What are my parents hiding from me? You're my closest friends. Let's be dicks to children. Is that sound a falcon with a cap on its head or is it the fact that my parents are dead? We can find out when we're playing a good game of cards. The game is so peaceful and we're all guilt-free like Oprah when she sobs into Lean Cuisine. It's not gibber jabber. We all feel at ease. Maybe we're born with it. Maybe it's just-B's? Play a game with me. Why do I hurt all over? You're my closest friends. Tell me what war's good for. When you are gone I assure you you're missed. Why don't we all make the penises kiss. There's nothing nicer than playing a good game of cards.

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Here is the new version of Cards Against Humanity's incomplete set of cards.

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Scelzo (August 31, 2017). Cards Against Humanity is back with a whole new deck to destroy your next party.

Cards Against Humanity — the dirtier version of Apples To Apples — has been ruining friendships since 2011. But now the game is back with a whole new fresh deck in case your "What's that smell?" answers were getting a little stale. According the game's new "back to school"- themed website, the Cards Against Humanity 2.0 deck is now 600 cards filled with over 150 new jokes updated for 2017, some of which include "Diversity," "Dick pics," and "The arrival of pizza."

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Murphy (March 11, 2015). Finally, you can play Cards Against Humanity online (the old version.)

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Here's the Cards Against Humanity Wiki



Monday, September 11, 2017

What to do when an autistic boy flops. Nothing. Case closed. A commentary on Ryan (2013). The cost of (Applied Behavior Analysis) compliance is unreasonable.





Ryan (January 30, 2013) reported a history of her daughter's "flopping" down to the ground behavior and her teacher's big stink about this absolutely harmless behavior. 

She called her report "the cost of compliance is unreasonable." She said, 
Last year at school, Evie was “flopping” often.  Flopping meaning sinking to the floor.  Some of her special educators felt like it was a behavior and by allowing it to continue, they would be reinforcing the behavior. 
If you know a little about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), you know right away this is them. They have infiltrated deeply into Special Education programs.

Ryan went on to argue,
I felt like maybe it was a behavior sometimes. Maybe it was a function of her motor planning/neurological disorders. We went back and forth about it. Me stating that she needs time to process before acting physically. Give her some time, offer your hand, and 9 times out of 10, she will be fine.
Them saying that by not forcing (not the word they used but I can’t remember what it was) compliance we would be reinforcing that flopping is a way to avoid doing something she doesn’t want to do. Aside from the fact that there is an actual medical reason why she cannot act immediately, I was very uncomfortable. Finally, I emailed that I did not want Evelyn being physically forced to comply with requests unless she was putting herself or someone else in danger or really disrupting the education of other students.
This set off a shitstorm of emails and meetings. One educator told me that all of the people working with Evie were afraid to touch Evie after my email.... I could never really articulate or even sort out in my own mind why it was so important that Evie not be physically forced to do anything....
I don’t want my child, your child, any child to ever feel that her body is not her own. To know that nobody has the right to force her body to do anything. And I can now see how what this woman terms “compliance training” aka “90% of autism (ABA) therapy” could be a slippery slope to making people like this woman, like my daughter, even more vulnerable to abuse. Children with autism are being taught to function in the world by learning to pretend to behave like neurotypical people....
For instance, a big focus of Evie’s therapy was “making eye contact.” I couldn’t understand why this was so important. Finally, I said, “I really don’t care if Evie makes eye contact. I want to find a way for her to communicate what she needs.”...
Who does eye contact really help? Does it help Evie when it seems aversive to her? Or does it help other people feel more comfortable with Evie?...
Or how about this one? I have been arguing that I don’t want to see potty training as a focus for Evie at this point because I don’t think she is developmentally ready and because I really want the first, biggest, and if need be only priority to be helping her to communicate basic needs. One of the arguments provided by one of her educators was that by wearing underwear instead of diapers, her classmates would not feel she was so different.
Evie is different. She will always be different. And if school’s answer is to make other kids feel more comfortable about Evie’s differences by pretending she is something she is not, then I don’t even know what to say.  I wonder how comfortable the kids will feel when Evie pees through her clothing while sitting next to another child.  That ought to make her some friends. Can’t we teach kids to honor differences?  Probably not, when as adults, we are so focused on hiding them away....
And we can try all different types of therapies and approaches to helping her achieve goals. From here forward, only goals that will be meaningful to Evie and what she needs to maintain her happiness....
I will never allow anyone to force my child to be compliant. I don’t care what her cognitive abilities are, unless she is in danger or endangering someone else, she gets to say, “no.” And like anyone else, there are consequences to saying no. Sometimes the consequences are negative–like not getting the immense satisfaction of popping bubble wrap. And sometimes they are good–not subjecting yourself to abuse....

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What to do when an autistic boy flops. Nothing. Case closed.


I had autistic student who came to me with an extensive "flop" history. That was the year I wrote Democracy in the Classroom. Altieri (December 1, 1993)

So it seems, since I shared power with the kiddos he only flopped once in my class. Yes I made some mistakes then, too, as we all do. I was teaching my class of 12 "Multiply Handicapped" adolescents to stand tall to go up and receive their year-end graduation certificates looking proud.

Well I bet the young scientist with the keen interest in current events saw right through me. Obviously my "correction" of his slouching was more about my betterment than his pride. Duh! How many teachers fall trap to this egotistical nonsense? I needn't have pressed, but, of course, I did. Why else would he resist? He wanted nothing to do with compliance to my asinine routine. So then he flopped on the grass outside the room where his classmates were doing the tall walk.

So what did I do to him? Nothing. I kept teaching the others to do the silly walk there on the grassy incline at the edge of a Morganville, New Jersey, USA wooded lot. What did I say to him about it? Nothing. Never. Did he stand tall at the ceremony? I don't know. It's unlikely. Who cares? Nobody.

I was overmedicated that morning of the ceremony and called in sick. Did he ever flop in my class any other time? Nope. Read my Democracy in the Classroom article, please. You'll see why. I DID NOT dictate. Coercion doesn't work. I shared power. The aides eventually turned sour on me, but not the good one. The principal forced me out the following year. "What if the parents find our WE hired a mentally ill teacher? We're supposed to cure the psychiatric population, not encourage them," as principal Wilma Pfeffer at CPC, formerly Children's Psychiatric Center High Point Adolescent School, seemed to be telling me, as she had stuck me in a trailer next to hers and denied me the ability to tell the construction workers to stop hammering on our trailer roof while I was trying to teach my class. That year Pfeffer gave me a pair of students who were known to fight as a dynamic duo. It seems the aides did not appreciate student freedoms while I curtailed their special needs to enforce obedience trainings in their unwilling subjects, but I'll save the rest of that a story for another day.

So then why had the young autistic fellow flopped in years past? Obviously, then, because those teachers were forcing him to do things he didn't like doing. Our author from above, Ryan (2013), hit the nail on the head when she said the same about her daughter's ABA teachers.

By the way, I speculate that the flopper-extraordinaire's time down on the grass was about ten seconds, as so I unspecifically recall now. It was very brief, though. I'm certain of this. Maybe there was some squirrel poop near his nose. Nah! He knew he was free to stand up and go inside the classroom, which he did, no doubt, in our wonderful year of Freedom in the Classroom, 1993-94.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Altieri's (August 2, 2017) review of Roark's (March 10) report: The U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General said the Defense Health Agency improperly paid for autism-related (Applied Behavior Analysis) services to selected companies in the TRICARE South Region.

Our ABA Leaks Facebook page editor Alan Michelson sent this file to me today. We guarantee it. You will never see Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) "disseminators" spreading this kind of information, friends. Dave Altieri

Alan Michelson is "Santa and The Force."










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Roark (March 10, 2017). U.S. Department of Defense Inspector General report. The Defense Health Agency (DHA) improperly paid for autism-related (Applied Behavior Analysis) services to selected companies in the TRICARE South Region.

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Altieri (November 24, 2016). An actually autistic man defines and explains Applied Behavior Analysis.


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"The DHA made improper payments for ABA services to five ABA companies in the TRICARE South Region. Specifically, the ABA companies billed, and the DHA improperly paid for, ABA services under the following conditions:

  • lack of documentation to support ABA services;
  • misrepresentation of the provider who performed the ABA services;
  • billing for ABA services provided while the beneficiary was napping;
  • billing for two services at the same time;
  • unreliable supporting documentation;
  • billing for services while the beneficiary was not present; and
  • billing for services performed by providers who were not authorized by TRICARE."
"DHA personnel made improper payments because when DHA and contractor personnel selected ABA companies for review, they did not consider that certain indicators may help to identify improper payments, such as a high percentage of claims billed at the ABA supervisor rate, the highest rate. As a result, we project that the DHA improperly paid $1.9 million of the total $3.1 million paid to the five companies for ABA services performed in CY 2015."

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Neurodiversity bike helmet.
Neurodiversity. What ABA hates. The money leech calls us "deviants" to panic parents into hiring them to "cure" autistics. This an impossible task. They use a by-any-means-necessary cruel mode of mal-ethics. It's precisely the same pseudoscience promise they made to parents of gay kids. Actually, in fact, we celebrated our first Autism Pride Day this and this has ABA in a fresh panic, because we're stating the obvious and the world is now hearing us, at long last. Autism is Different. Different is Beautiful! ABA is a massive industry. It's line of work? Forced normalizations under dissent of its actual victims, always.



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