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Chaos & The Quiet: Prose About Sensory Overload and Recovery | Eve Reiland

Note: This is prose about experiencing Sensory Integration Disorder.  (Originally published  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 on Quirkybirdwords.com) I stand here barefoot on carpet,  the fiber of comfort and home pressed into my soles. My roommate, The Quiet, stands with me. We watch branches and leaves swing through a wet window. The Quiet doesn’t echo the cacophony in my mind. […]

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Evergreen Blog Post on Gun Control and Mental Health | Katie Rose Guest Pryal

In the wake of every mass shooting tragedy in the United States, when the shooter is not somehow affiliated with the Islamic kind of terrorism, but rather the white, homegrown American kind, politi… Source: Evergreen Blog Post on Gun Control and Mental Health | Katie Rose Guest Pryal

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Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He Should Be ‘Fired’ | AlterNet

She first explained how the secretary has refused to actually do his job. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for the firing of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson because of his broken promise to enforce anti-discrimination laws in housing. Source:  Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He […]

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The Problems with Functioning Labels |THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Photo © City Year | Flickr/Creative Commons [image: Photo of a Black young man with short hair, close-cut beard, and glasses, holding hands out to sides while on stage during a talent show.] Finn Gardiner expectedly.org Many professionals talk about autistic people’s “functioning labels.” Functioning labels are a way to describe how well people learn, […]

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Why ‘This Is Us’ Portraying Food Addiction Is So Important |The Mighty

If you are one of the 9.7 million of us who are obsessed with the Pearson family of NBC’s “This Is Us,” you will be familiar with the character of Kate and her struggle with weight. You may have been shocked when the topic of Kate’s food addiction was brought up in the same sentence […]

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Federal Report Calls For Alternatives To Guardianship | Disability Scoop

Guardianship is overused, often unnecessarily depriving individuals with disabilities of their rights, warns a federal agency tasked with advising Congress and the president. Source:  Federal Report Calls For Alternatives To Guardianship | Disability Scoop

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Apple Proposes Adding Disability-Inclusive Emojis to the Unicode Consortium | The Mighty

Emojis of people using wheelchairs, service dogs, hearing aids and more could be coming to your iPhone. On Friday, Apple submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium — the non-profit that reviews requests for new emojis. Source:  Apple Proposes Adding Disability-Inclusive Emojis to the Unicode Consortium | The Mighty