Culture Barrier: Gym

WXMI Grand Rapids, Michigan [Scripps].

Included in the story? No.

A mother of an autistic is planning to open a sensory friendly gym for kids in West Michigan, according to WXMI.

It is framed in the context of “stares” towards the parents in the “normal” gyms for kids. Also, it is framed in terms of respire for families. Where’s the respite for autistics?

Does it say “inclusion”? “We Rock the Spectrum”, with the ABA aspect, shows that this is segregation, a form of special education, outside of school, since ABA is available in schools, for autistics.

What about the behavior towards autistics?

The inclusion of applied behavioral analysis is a red flag, as its goal is to make autistics not autistic, and autistics are against it.


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