The American Medical Association widened support for evidence-based therapies at their AMA June House of Delegates meeting in Chicago.
Just like so many things in life, your perspective will either see this as a win for those opposed to ABA or a win for proponents of ABA.
After debate and consideration, the wording was modified:
of Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, H-185.921 12. Our AMA support coverage and reimbursement for evidence-based treatment of services for autism spectrum disorder. including, but not limited to, Applied 14 Behavior Analysis Therapy.” (from A23 Report of Reference Committee G - Annotated (ama-assn.org) pg 17 of 39).”
For me, it comes down to the execution of the service/therapy/education. If, in that setting, my child feels anxious, unsafe, and disrespected development will be stunted and it will cause lasting trauma. Parents, we must always be vigilant.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES HANDBOOK - COMBINED (ama-assn.org) pg 1181 of 1315