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Cork’s Imperial Hotel says Gemma O’Doherty event ‘is not taking place’ on its premises | Irish Examiner

The hotel broke its silence on the issue after days of pressure and a flood of complaints from people opposed to the ideology of Ms O’Doherty’s Anti-Corruption Ireland party. Source: Cork’s Imperial Hotel says Gemma O’Doherty event ‘is not taking place’ on its premises | Irish Examiner

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Jenny McCarthy’s Autism Charity Has Helped Its Board Members Make Money Off Dangerous, Discredited Ideas

Camel’s milk. B12 lollipops. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers. “Ion-cleansing” foot baths. Chelation therapy. Gluten-free diets. Casein-free diets. Massive doses of nutritional supplements. All of these products and services have two things in common. First, mainstream (and widely trusted) medical bodies don’t recognize them as a reputable or effective treatment for autism. Second, they’re all recommended by—and […]

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Five years later, #WeAreStillWaiting – join us to 🛑 #StopTheShock 🛑

The disability community has been working for years to end the use of electric shock torture at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Since an initial hearing on April 24th, 2014, the FDA has been slowly moving toward banning the GED devices used to shock disabled students at the JRC—but every step forward has required sustained pressure from our […]

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Would You Cheat for Your Children? | Atypical 60

Ever since the news broke about Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin’s mega-bucks spending sprees to acquire college admission for their children, I can’t get that question out of my mind. A seemingl… Source: Would You Cheat for Your Children? | Atypical 60

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Quickshot – About A Husband – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog

So, Amy Schumer married an autistic man. Why should that be an issue? Apparently, he’s perfect for her. So how does autism make him more or less deserving of a good life with a loving wife?  M… Source: Quickshot – About A Husband – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog

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Foregrounding of Complexity as the Baseline – Ryan Boren

Neurodiversity and the social model for bodyminds are about the “foregrounding of complexity as the baseline.” I foreground all of this to underscore that there is a neurological difference, or a spectrum of neurology, that must be attended to. The movement for neurodiversity is not interested in homogenizing experience. We are different and we require […]

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Confessions of an Autistic Photographer

Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration   Photography is a broad church. It is an art form, it is a tool of the press, it is a form of recreation, it is a business. It is a social record. It is a medium for pornography and it also records family history, sometimes at one […]