What is ABA, and what are its roots?
Autistic self advocates against aba - "problematic and traumatic: why nobody needs aba" - includes many references to statistical data and research on the subject
"screams, slaps, and love" - a photo essay of the original lovaas aba sessions (content warning for graphic images and ableist descriptions)
Is ABA backed up by scientific evidence? Is it ethical?
"how much compliance is too much compliance?" - journal article published in cogent psychology which reviews existing research on aba
Personal experiences with ABA
"Tackling that troublesome issue of aba and ethics" - by adrienne zurcher-long, mother of emma zurcher-long (an autistic self advocate)
This is not an exhaustive list of resources, and there are many more I could include. I will probably add more to this post as time goes on. But for now, this is what I've gathered. If you are a current ABA therapist, the parent of a child going through ABA therapy, know that this is a space where you are encouraged to learn and grow. We know you have good intentions, and we encourage you to listen to autistic people to provide the best care you can for autistic children. If you are an autistic person who has experienced ABA yourself, know that we value you and appreciate your presence in the world.
If anyone has suggestions for articles or resources I should add, please comment on this post.