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StoryCorps: Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together : NPR

As kids and now as adults, two brothers lift each other up — and in turn, themselves — as they face everyday challenges of living with autism. Source: StoryCorps: Brothers With Autism Navigate Life Together : NPR

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Badass Activist | Eve Reiland Parenting

Culture Clash | Autistic Erasure Starts At Home (w/Video)

This meme is an example of Autistic co-opting, appropriation and erasure.  Actual basic available options: Autisic parent of Autistics. Neurotypical parent of Autistics. I am an Autistic mom to 2 Autistic kiddos and 1 Neurotypical kiddo.  Terms like Autism family, autism parent, autism dad and autism mom — NO. That’s co-opting and erasure.

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City of Groton Implementing New Autism Safety Software – NBC Connecticut

The city of Groton is taking steps to better assist citizens on the autism spectrum. Source: City of Groton Implementing New Autism Safety Software – NBC Connecticut

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Autism Is Both ‘A Tool and a Gift’ for Local Young Artist | Virginia News | US News

Autism is both ‘a tool and a gift’ for local young artist. Source: Autism Is Both ‘A Tool and a Gift’ for Local Young Artist | Virginia News | US News

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Cannabis

Families Coping With Autism Claim Medical Marijuana Is Lifesaver « CBS Denver

A bill has passed a Colorado house committee that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for those with autism. Families that are already able to use it for that purpose say they have seen amazing results. Source: Families Coping With Autism Claim Medical Marijuana Is Lifesaver « CBS Denver

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France’s ‘scandalous’ approach to autism to be totally overhauled, government promises

France on Friday promised to offer places for all autistic children in nursery schools as it unveiled a €340m (£297m) overhaul of its approach to the disorder, which experts and the United Nations denounce as woefully retrograde. Source: France’s ‘scandalous’ approach to autism to be totally overhauled, government promises

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Colorful Wood Block Prints from the Chinese Revolution of 1911: A Gallery of Artistic Propaganda Posters | Open Culture

When you think Chinese Revolution, surely you think of Mao Zedong and the People’s Republic coming to power in 1949, a history that overshadows an earlier seismic event that overthrew the last imperial dynasty and brought the short-lived Republic of China into being. Source: Colorful Wood Block Prints from the Chinese Revolution of 1911: A […]