Rights of Clients

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1988, vol.21, pp. 381-384. This document is also available from the Association for Behavior Analysis.

The position paper asserts that all persons with special needs have the following rights:

  1. The right to a therapeutic environment
  2. The right to services whose overriding goal is personal welfare
  3. The right to treatment by a competent behavior analyst.
  4. The right to programs that teach functional skills
  5. The right to behavioral assessment and ongoing evaluation
  6. The right to the most effective treatment procedures available.