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Autism is being misrepresented to excuse exclusion and white men’s bigotry

When it comes to acknowledgement and understanding of autism, we have come a long way in the past few decades. It’s easy to forget that this condition was once understood to exist only in two states, “high-functioning” and “low-functioning”, that it was predominantly diagnosed only in young, white men, and that was forgotten about once […]

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Anti-vaxxers face few questions at legislative hearing on mandatory immunization | CBC News

Several anti-vaccination activists were given a nearly free ride Wednesday morning at the New Brunswick Legislature, presenting their views to a committee of MLAs and leaving almost no time for those elected officials to question or challenge their claims. Source: Anti-vaxxers face few questions at legislative hearing on mandatory immunization | CBC News

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Deaf Civil Rights Parallels Autistic Civil Rights

  Cochlear Implant What is the cochlear implant? It is a device that is surgically installed in the cochlea to give a Deaf people sound. It uses electrical impulses to send sound waves to the brain by working around the damaged cochlea, creating a perceived indication of sound to a Deaf person or Hard of […]

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Dental hygienist claims former boss forced workers to practice S

A former employee of an Orange County dental office says her former boss tried to force staffers to practice Scientology. Source: Dental hygienist claims former boss forced workers to practice S

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Leah Remini Calls out Elisabeth Moss, Danny Masterson, Basically All of Scientology

Ever since she left the Church of Scientology, Leah Remini has never seemed like a woman restrained. If she saw something wrong during her years in the upper echelons of the church, you were gonna hear about it even if it involved Space Jesus himself Tom Cruise. She doesn’t give a f*ck, and it’s delightful. So imagine […]

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Danny Masterson’s ex claims in Leah Remini’s Scientology doc that actor laughed when admitting he raped her | Fox News

Danny Masterson’s ex-girlfriend Chrissie Carnell Bixler detailed in the series finale of A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” how the actor allegedly raped her. Source: Danny Masterson’s ex claims in Leah Remini’s Scientology doc that actor laughed when admitting he raped her | Fox News

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Four countries lost their measles-free status in Europe in 2018 | Thanks @AutismSpeaks & @JennyMcCarthy

Figures from the WHO showed the UK, Albania, Czech Republic and Greece were the first to ever have their measles elimination status revoked. Source: Four countries lost their measles-free status in Europe in 2018 | Daily Mail Online