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Apology Issued To Almalti Family By Fierce Autistics And Allies

We apologize to the Almaliti family. We are trying to push back to protect marginalized people. It was not our intention to target a grieving family. I hope you can forgive us. – Fierce Autistics & Allies | September 29, 2020

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The Toxicity of “Autism Parent” Memoirs | Shannon Rosa | Circa March 3, 2018

By Shannon Rosawww.squidalicious.com “When others don’t understand our [autistic] experiences and don’t understand how our actions are meaningful responses to them, they may think our actions don’t make sense, and try to control them in ways that are harmful to us.” –Elizabeth Bartmess I think it should be OK to write about our autistic kids. […]

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Martyr Parents: For The Sake Of Your Child, Please Evolve | Eve Reiland

The tragedy narrative of these martyr parents and birthday parties. WTAF? OK, martyrs and parents who wallow in the tragedy narrative to social media and make a spectacle of themselves, I’m going to be as kind as I humanly can with this: Grow Up and Evolve. Parenting any child is not for the faint of […]

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School Security Officer Accused Of Abusing Child With Autism

PLANT CITY, FL — A Hillsborough County school security officer has been accused of physically abusing a child with autism.  On Wednesday, teachers at Knights Elementary School in Plant City contacted the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office after they said they witnessed school security officer Michael Lashman, 57, becoming violent with a 9-year-old student with autism. […]

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Murder charges: Stearns County mom silenced disabled child’s medical device alarm

A 35-year-old central Minnesota woman is charged with murder after allegedly silencing the alarm on an oxygen-monitoring device and allowing her severely disabled child to die. Elise C. Nelson, of Paynesville, was charged Wednesday in Stearns County District Court with second-degree intentional murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with the child’s death in June. The […]

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New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son’s death

A federal judge on Friday ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her eight-year-old developmentally disabled child in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010 NEW YORK — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care […]

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Disability Community Joint Letter on ICE Forced Sterilizations

  September 24, 2020 This document is available as a PDF here. September 24, 2020  The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528  Kenneth CuccinelliSenior Official Performing the Duties of the DirectorU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20529 The Honorable Joseph V. Cuffari Inspector GeneralDepartment of Homeland Security 245 […]