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‘It’s torture’: critics step up bid to stop US school using electric shocks on children | US news | The Guardian

The Judge Rotenberg Center has been shocking young people with special needs to control their behavior. Now opponents are demanding action to end ‘state-sanctioned child abuse’ Source: ‘It’s torture’: critics step up bid to stop US school using electric shocks on children | US news | The Guardian

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Divergent Dispatch | NORTH EAST AUTISM SOCIETY (UK) IS SAYING ‘GAME OVER’ TO JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECES |

#LIGHTITUPGOLD | A NORTH-EAST CHARITY IS SAYING ‘GAME OVER’ TO JIGSAW PUZZLE PIECES | NORTH EAST AUTISM SOCIETY (@NEAutismSociety) 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 […]

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British army ‘failed to treat Indian soldiers for shell shock’ | World news | The Guardian

  Delhi artists uncover ‘historic racism’ in provision of mental health care during first world war Source: British army ‘failed to treat Indian soldiers for shell shock’ | World news | The Guardian

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‘All my life suddenly made sense’: how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life | Society | The Guardian

Jon Adams was 52 when he learned he had Asperger syndrome. As adult referrals rise, he and others explain the impact – good and bad – of a late diagnosis Source: ‘All my life suddenly made sense’: how it feels to be diagnosed with autism late in life | Society | The Guardian

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As Seen On Twitter | Remember that time that Judith Newman (@judithn111) called me a manic pixie dream girl in her book?  … via @neurowonderful

Remember that time that Judith Newman called me a manic pixie dream girl in her book? A book produced by a major publisher? and how she called me a brat for not being okay with that? fun times. – Amythest @neurowonderful Marius Davrie‏ @MariusDavrie 3h3 hours ago More Replying to @neurowonderful I was going to write a blog […]

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Getting Creative with Activism – Disabled & Proud Conference 2018 – YouTube

      Rooted in Rights Published on Dec 6, 2018     Courtney Cole, Creative Production Assistant at Rooted in Rights, shares how she defies expectations as a video editor with a visual impairment. Learn tips on how you can get started with creating your own advocacy videos! This pre-recorded presentation was for the […]