My name is Derek, I’m 22 years old, and I’m here to tell you about my experience being neurodivergent in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
For some background information, I’ve worked as a behavior technician for almost three years now. I started with my legacy company, C.A.S., and am currently a Senior Behavior Technician (SBT) with Kadiant.
Something that most people don’t know about me is that I’m autistic. I personally use the term “autistic” as opposed to person-first language (“person with autism”) because I find the latter to be harmful and cause identity erasure.Read more on themighty.com