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The Emotional Toolbox for Autistics | John Greally

    The Emotional Toolbox for Autistics   ÂÛTISTIC NEWS FEED·FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020· READING TIME: 6 MINUTES Autistics, ‘alternative people’ can benefit from these three good approaches: – alternative strategies, alternative education, alternative nurturing.   Not these three bad approaches:– normalising therapy, normalising ABA, normalising restraints. The former involves working with your child and […]

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Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

  A few days ago, Autism Speaks made the announcement of a logo change and rebranding. The change is adding some magenta and pink to the puzzle piece. They have all the letters lowercase. They call 2020 the year of kindness.     Source: Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

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Fierce Autie: The Loss of a Service Dog

Service dogs are amazing for a variety of different disabilities. This can include autistic people, blind people, Deaf people, people with severe allergies, etc. They help disabled people maintain independence in the community at home. They turn into an extension of the disabled person. What happens when your service dog dies? No one talks about […]

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Seventeen Pople under Medical Supervision in Bosnia-Herzegovina over Coronavirus Concerns – Sarajevo Times

According to the latest data, in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzgegovina, 17 people have been placed under medical surveillance because of suspicion of coronavirus, was confirmed for “Avaz” from the Federal Ministry of Health. Namely, it is a continuous epidemiological surveillance, carried out by the Crisis Staff in cooperation with […] Source: Seventeen Pople under Medical […]

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Heart-rending moment ‘autistic’ girl, 6, asks ‘am I going to jail’ when cops are called after ‘tantrum’ – The Sun

Note: Tantrums are not the same as Autistic meltdowns and these words should NOT be used interchangeably as seen here. BODYCAM footage shows a six-year-girl who was led out of her school asking a police officer if she was being sent to jail. The girl, who is named Nadia and thought to be on the […]

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Mom gets 8 months in jail after autistic son dies in fire | Richmond County Daily Journal

ELKIN, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to eight months in jail and three years probation after her autistic teenage son died in a house fire. The Winston-Salem Journal reported… Source: Mom gets 8 months in jail after autistic son dies in fire | Richmond County Daily Journal

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Missouri Couple Charged After Admitting to Locking 9-Year-Old With Autism in Bunk Bed Cage: Officials | KTLA

Two women in DeKalb County, Missouri, are facing charges after they admitted to locking a 9-year-old with autism in a bunk-bed cage for hours, officials said.The child’s mother, 35-year-old Katrina England, and her wife, 39-year-old Debra England, were both charged with child abuse and child endangerment,  KTLA sister station WDAF in Kansas City reported. Source: […]