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Autistics Against Autism Speaks: A Civil Rights Movement | Video

In 2005 Autism Speaks was founded to find a “cure” for Autism. The organization launched a massive wave of Fear Porn-styled advertising to raise an incredible amount of money in a very short amount of time. fact | Autism is a brain neurotype – not a disease. It can’t be cured. fact | The only […]

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Community Leadership Academy | Video

Did you know . . . People with disabilities occupy less than 0.45% of government leadership roles? RICV has developed CLA out of our consumers’ desires to increase leadership and civic engagement among people with disabilities. The CLA trains persons with disabilities to be board members of nonprofits, and members of government councils, commissions and […]

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Mental Illness & Crisis Care | Video

Over 5 million individuals visit hospital emergency departments each year with a primary mental health diagnosis.  Families, individuals, law enforcement and others rely on emergency departments to provide timely, competent and compassionate medical care during a psychiatric emergency.  California hospitals have decreased inpatient psychiatric beds by 22% over the last decade, while the […]