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3 Discredit tactics used against Autistic (and Disabled) people … | Look familiar @BillyMann?

Discredit tactics used against Autistic (and Disabled) people … Short version: 1. Deny Autistics are Really Autistic. 2.Diminish Person’ Experience: Tell an Autistic they aren’t Autistic enough … or then they are a “rare exception” (not like my child argument, “autistic lite”) 3. Use Prejudice: Too Autistic and disabled to have a voice or opinion. […]

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Coming to understand the child has autism: A process illustrating parents’ evolving readiness for engaging in care – Stephen J Gentles, David B Nicholas, Susan M Jack, K Ann McKibbon, Peter Szatmari,

We report results from a large qualitative study regarding the process of parents coming to understand the child has autism starting from the time of initial developmental concerns. Specifically, we present findings relevant to understanding how parents become motivated and prepared for engaging in care at this early stage. The study included primary data from 45 intensive […]

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Two Sarasota school employees acquitted in battery trials – News – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL

A Sarasota teacher’s aide was charged after placing a student in a trash can, and a bus driver taken to court for shoving a child’s head. Both avoided criminal convictions. Source: Two Sarasota school employees acquitted in battery trials – News – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota, FL

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California vaccine bill: Feminine hygiene device and misused photo at anti-vaxxer rally – The Washington Post

A woman threw a bloody menstrual cup at lawmakers and shouted, “That’s for the dead babies.” Source: California vaccine bill: Feminine hygiene device and misused photo at anti-vaxxer rally – The Washington Post

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17-year-old with autism sucker-punched in high school hallway

A 17-year-old with autism was sucker-punched in a Dayton Public School hallway this week. Source: 17-year-old with autism sucker-punched in high school hallway

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Teenager with autism reported missing in Randolph County | myfox8.com

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A Randolph County teenager with autism has gone missing, according to a Silver Alert.Officials say 18-year-old Jordan Thomas Stacy, of Randolph County, was last seen at 4816 Covered Bridge Road in Trinity in the area of Parinna Drive.He is described at standing 5′ 4″ tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He […]

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FOUND | Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies find missing autistic 3-year-old – WKRG News 5

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office found a missing autistic boy who was lost in the woods Sunday. Source: Santa Rosa sheriff’s deputies find missing autistic 3-year-old – WKRG News 5