32. The Neurodiversity Movement and an Intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, with Brian Middleton

Discover what’s possible when you beard the lion in his den. 

Brian Middleton is an autism self-advocate, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the host of the Oh Behave! podcast. He is also the creator of the Bearded Behaviorist, an initiative dedicated to the dissemination of behavior science and the inclusion of trauma-informed care standards in Applied Behavior Analysis and other human services. 

In this conversation, Brian shares what it was like for him to be bullied in school and how he learned about his autism as an adult. We also discuss his theory around why autism can be seen as both a disorder and a neurotype, the disagreement between the neurodiversity movement and the field of ABA, and the basic components of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also known as ACT. 

For more information about Brian Middleton and his work, please visit: Bearded Behaviorist

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