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#LightItUpGold | A North-east charity is saying ‘game over’ to jigsaw puzzle pieces | North East Autism Society

As part of its drive to make the region more accepting and aware of neurodiversity, the North East Autism Society will no longer use the popular symbol of autism, an isolated jigsaw puzzle piece, in any of its homes, schools or publications. Far from being just a fun image to represent the one in every […]

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Robot sheriff play co-written by autistic teen rises to the stage in El Paso

When the curtain closed this fall on an unusual play about a robot sheriff and his band of outlaws at the downtown Philanthropy Theater, playwright Robert De La Rosa, dressed in black jeans, cowboy hat, and a bandana around his neck, was there to receive a standing ovation from the packed auditorium. The post-apocalyptic tale,Read […]

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Netanyahu’s son mocks ex-police chief as autistic Tony Soprano | The Times of Israel

In latest onslaught against law enforcement in wake of fresh indictment recommendations against PM, Yair Netanyahu compares commissioner to TV don, Rain Man Source: Netanyahu’s son mocks ex-police chief as autistic Tony Soprano | The Times of Israel

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Staffing boost for young autistic man confined to a dingy room

The Perth man confined to his dingy bedroom in a Department of Communities care home will be allocated an extra staff member to support him during the night. Source: Staffing boost for young autistic man confined to a dingy room

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Mom calls for independent investigation after burn found on autistic son at school | 11alive.com

The DeKalb County School District found no wrongdoing after the 3-year-old came home from class with a second-degree burn. Source: Mom calls for independent investigation after burn found on autistic son at school | 11alive.com

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Severely autistic boy, 23, with mental state of eight-year-old forced to go to toilet in bucket | Daily Mail Online

Perth man Reece Parkinson was once healthy but now suffers from destructive outbursts and lives in a state-run room with four locks on it – according to his mother Karen. Source: Severely autistic boy, 23, with mental state of eight-year-old forced to go to toilet in bucket | Daily Mail Online

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Domestic worker, who fought robbers to protect cancer sufferer and his autistic son, dies | News24

A domestic worker, who fought house robbers to protect a cancer sufferer and his autistic child, has died of the injuries she sustained in the attack. Source: Domestic worker, who fought robbers to protect cancer sufferer and his autistic son, dies | News24