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‘France is 50 years behind’: the ‘state scandal’ of French autism treatment | World news | The Guardian

A reliance on psychoanalysis sees autistic children going undiagnosed, being placed in psychiatric units and even being removed from their parents Source: ‘France is 50 years behind’: the ‘state scandal’ of French autism treatment | World news | The Guardian

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Live Chat on Somerset House & the National Autistic Society’s management of reports of autistic abuse. | Agony Autie

  TRIGGER WARNINGS: 😰💔😰 Live Chat on Somerset House & the National Autistic Society’s management of reports of autistic abuse. Also, discussion on the Crisis State of Autistic Care in France as reported yesterday by @guardian @telegraph @nationalautisticsociety #ActuallyAutistic #autisticabuse http://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/autism-charity-accused-hiding…/ They knew about the horrific abuse and told no one past senior management who did nothing […]

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Autism charity accused of hiding horrific abuse at care home 

The National Autistic Society has been accused of covering up a care home scandal likened to Winterbourne View “without the cameras” . Source: Autism charity accused of hiding horrific abuse at care home 

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Mother posts video of autistic daughter’s ‘meltdown’ to raise awareness of nine-year-old’s condition | The Independent

A family has released a distressing video of a young severely autistic girl suffering a “meltdown”, which happens up to five times a day. Nine-year-old Bella Mildon, who has the mental age of a two-year-old, has been left bruised, bleeding, and even hospitalised after her episodes. She regularly self-harms, banging her head against walls and the floor, and […]

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You Are Amazing – via The Bipolar Writer

Here’s a reblog from Michelle at The Bipolar Writer about affirmations that I’m just loving for it’s positivity and “sprinkles!”  Affirmations can be so difficult to do and can oftentimes feel awkward.   I was first introduced to affirmations when I started attending peer support groups after a psychotic break that lead to my first […]

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Google Game Streaming Service May Release Soon – Rolling Stone

Google is working on a video game streaming service that may be accessible via a “Made by Google gaming console,” The Information reports. Source: Google Game Streaming Service May Release Soon – Rolling Stone

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Road to GDC: The Game That Helped Me Overcome Death Anxiety – Rolling Stone

The developer behind A Mortician’s Tale discusses her fear of death and the game that helped her get over it Source: Road to GDC: The Game That Helped Me Overcome Death Anxiety – Rolling Stone