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I stopped calling autistic people ‘high-functioning’ because of my son. Here’s why. – The Washington Post

Public understanding of autism, as well as my own, has improved over the past 20 years. It’s neither all ability nor all disability, but it’s always some of each. Source: I stopped calling autistic people ‘high-functioning’ because of my son. Here’s why. – The Washington Post

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Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows – Disability Scoop

In one of the first studies to look at the lives of people with autism as they hit middle age, researchers found adults struggling with independence, employment and relationships. Source: Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows – Disability Scoop

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Acoustics for Autism draws thousands to Maumee – The Blade

Gathering brings together music lovers and those for whom the cause is close to their hearts. Source: Acoustics for Autism draws thousands to Maumee – The Blade

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Cannabis

WATCH: Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are a Thing | Alternet

A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general’s image on the packaging. Who better to poke fun at than the cluelessly anti-marijuana Sessions—the man who claims “good people” don’t smoke pot, that marijuana is a gateway drug, and who once said he […]

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WATCH: Police Kick Good Samaritan Out Of McDonald’s For Buying Homeless Man Meal | Alternet

A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina McDonald’s found itself experiencing the nation’s disapproval after a viral video that garnered over 40,000 views in less than 24 hours showed the establishment kicking out a Good Samaritan and the homeless man he was trying to buy food for Wednesday.The video posted on Facebook and filmed by Yossi Gallo […]

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MSNBC’s Big Names Completely Ignore West Virginia Teachers Strike | Alternet

Eight days into the first wildcat strike by West Virginia teachers in 27 years—organized by rank-and-file union members in all 55 West Virginia counties—America’s largest liberal cable network, MSNBC, is a virtual no-show in reporting on the momentous labor unrest. Source: MSNBC’s Big Names Completely Ignore West Virginia Teachers Strike | Alternet

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The 2018 Oscars Recognize #MeToo, But Hollywood Has a Long Way to Go | Alternet

At first glance, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony and nominations seems as woke a lineup as the Oscars has ever offered. Films and actors honored touch on topics as varied and vital as LGBTQ love (Call Me By Your Name), veterans and overt racism (Mudbound), liberal covert racism (Get Out), police corruption (Three Billboards Outside […]