Autistic individuals and their families who have experienced poorly implemented ABA services have voiced their concerns about ABA making them feel like they were trained to be “robots.” This is a valid concern, and we want to listen to and consider those experiences. This concern likely comes from a heavy emphasis on compliance with demands and a lack of teaching of functional communication, giving choices, or generalization skills. At SBH, we place higher value in teaching communication rather than teaching compliance. Our learners will, of course, contact demands in their environments (school, a job, etc.) in which they will need to comply; however, we want to equip our learners with the skills necessary to complete a task, which often means teaching appropriate refusal, asking for a break, explaining if something is too hard, asking for help, etc. We also want our learners to generalize their skills. This means that while we do consider it a success if our learners learn one correct answer or skill in the clinical environment, we want our learners to expand on that knowledge by practicing these skills in other environments, be able to provide a variety of answers to questions, and respect each learner’s individuality.