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Grieving dad of four autistic kids shot dead in Australia’s worst gun massacre in 20 years reveals his agony

A FATHER whose four children were shot dead in their beds in a suspected murder suicide has spoken out for the first time. Dad Aaron Cockman said he was still struggling to come to terms with the d… Source: Grieving dad of four autistic kids shot dead in Australia’s worst gun massacre in 20 years […]

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Rainbows unfiltered | Spalding Today

A weekly column by Callum Brazzo, an autistic author based in Spalding   Here we are with Autistic Lincs and in this edition we will be looking forwards to May 21 in Liverpool which will be another location for a peaceful protest. You may recall my previous politically charged events such as my date in […]

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New research shows misperceptions of autism abound in community – AM – ABC Radio

New research conducted jointly by the Australian National University and the Australian Catholic University looked at community attitudes to autism and also asked autistic people and their families about what life is like for them in Australia. Source: New research shows misperceptions of autism abound in community – AM – ABC Radio

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Israeli TV series about autistic adults wins int’l prize | ISRAEL21c

Creator and head writer Dana Idisis dedicated the Grand Prix Series Mania award to her brother Guy, the real-life inspiration for the series. Source: Israeli TV series about autistic adults wins int’l prize | ISRAEL21c

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Most autistic people feel isolated | The Australian

Only 4 per cent of Australians with autism feel others know how to properly support them and more than half feel socially isolated, a report released today shows. Source: Most autistic people feel isolated

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National Geographic Has Digitized Its Collection of 6,000+ Vintage Maps: See A Curated Selection of Maps Published Between 1888 and Today | Open Culture

As some of the finest fictional world-builders have understood, few things excite the imagination like a map. And despite the geographical limitation implied by its title, National Geographic’s maps have surveyed the entire globe and beyond. Source: National Geographic Has Digitized Its Collection of 6,000+ Vintage Maps: See A Curated Selection of Maps Published Between […]

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The Shocking Truth – Page 4 – Boston Magazine

At the Judge Rotenberg Center, students who misbehave receive electric shocks powerful enough to sear their skin. What’s even more unbelievable is how the moms and dads of the kids there feel about the Canton school. Source: The Shocking Truth – Page 4 – Boston Magazine