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As Seen On Twitter | We hear about how ‘most’ #autistic people also have learning disabilities. Except, no, we don’t. via @AnnMemmott

We hear a lot from some about how 'most' #autistic people also have learning disabilities. Except, no, we don't. Big study just out https://t.co/R33wZpxUnz Soke et al. Only 1 in every 7 of the children had both things. 1091 children in the sample. Thread.. — Ann Memmott PGC (@AnnMemmott) July 15, 2018   We hear […]

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Getting Help With Functional Neurological Disorder (#FND) 8-Years Later | Eve Reiland

My body has been giving me grief in a more intense fashion than typical these days. It's been weeks and weeks actually … since last sept when it started hitting hard and I lost my ability to walk freely. — Eve Reiland | #AutisticAndProud (@BadassActivist) July 15, 2018 Eve Reiland‏ @BadassActivist More My body has been […]

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Social Influence – Eclectic Autistic

I was looking back at some writing I did for my social psychology class last spring, and found some thoughts I wanted to share and expand on here. The subject in question was conformity and group i… Source: Social Influence – Eclectic Autistic

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Disability Advocates Speak Out Against Plastic Straw Ban | Time

Critics say straws are disappearing without considering disabled customers Source: Disability Advocates Speak Out Against Plastic Straw Ban | Time

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Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible : The Salt : NPR

As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they’re losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool. Source: Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible : The Salt : NPR

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Plastic straw bans are the latest policy to forget the disability community – The Washington Post

Laws, rules and regulations developed without input from people with disabilities often end up penalizing us. Source: Plastic straw bans are the latest policy to forget the disability community – The Washington Post

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Plastic straw ban: Here’s why people with disabilities are upset – CNN

Banning plastic straws is meant to be a proactive step in easing the burden that plastic waste has on our environment. But the bans may make life more complicated for people in the disabled community who rely on these tools. Source: Plastic straw ban: Here’s why people with disabilities are upset – CNN