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Which terms should be used to describe autism? Perspectives from the UK autism community | Circa July 1, 2015

Abstract Recent public discussions suggest that there is much disagreement about the way autism is and should be described. This study sought to elicit the views and preferences of UK autism community members – autistic people, parents and their broader support network – about the terms they use to describe autism. In all, 3470 UK […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Autism and Homelessness | Autism Housing Network | November 13, 2017

For the past four years, I worked for 801 East Shelter/Transitional Rehabilitation Program in many roles and completed more than 500 intake interviews/screenings. I observed a majority of those individuals had co-occurring disabilities, i.e., substance abuse and mental health issues. Having interned for Madison House Autism Foundation, I have looked back to those intake sessions and think […]

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Autism and Homelessness: The Real Crisis | Rooted In Rights | Circa October 18, 2016

Contrary to much media spin, autism is neither a tragedy nor a looming public health crisis. Autistics have always been here and research over the last decade has shown that while diagnosis has increased over time, the actual percentage prevalence of autism has not risen.1 What is a tragedy is how underserved we are. I am […]

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Large Swedish study ties autism to early death | Spectrum | Circa December 11, 2015

People with autism are more than twice as likely as their peers in the general population to die prematurely1. The finding, published 5 November in the British Journal of Psychiatry, adds to evidence suggesting that gaps in preventive care can cause serious health problems in people with autism. Previous studies have hinted at premature death among people with autism, […]

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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 […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa December 19, 2011

News8 new results for autism   Are you Autistic? Maybe, but Probably Not.FuturehealthBy Tsara Shelton (about the author) For the holidays I would love to spread a little understanding and a few autism answers. I have recently been surprised by the ongoing rumor that autism is sometimes just an excuse for bratty kids or bad parenting. …See all stories on this topic » […]

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COVID-19 isolated me from my normal life — and allowed me to see what had been wrong with it

I was able to use this time of social distancing productively, and face someone I’d ignored for years — me.   3, 2020, 3:38 AM PDT By Khaaliq Crowder, cultural commentator Like a lot of people, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that I’ve spent much of the last five months sitting at home with my family, unemployed, watching […]