Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Human Rights Education (HRE)
School of Education
International and Multicultural Education (IME)
This field project examines the social construction of autistic people of color through the pathology paradigm and the associated human rights violations. The purpose of the project is to disrupt the pathology paradigm by privileging voices of autistic people of color in professional development workshops for ABA therapy providers. The workshops aim to help ABA therapy providers understand the historical context of ABA, how it fits into the wider systems of white supremacy and ableism, and how these dynamics are re-enacted in every day practice with autistic people of color.
Rubey, Rebecca, "Privileging Autistics of Color: A Human Rights Approach to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy" (2017). Master's Projects and Capstones. 680.
Applied Behavior Analysis Commons, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Disability and Equity in Education Commons, Educational Methods Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons