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The Difficulty of ‘Normal’ | The Bipolar Writer

If you were to meet me in the street, or at a party, or maybe at work, it’s unlikely you’d suspect anything. I’d seem like a bit of a hipster, long hair and beard(ish), maybe a little socially awkward, but outgoing, polite and smiling. I’d shoot the breeze, talk about little things comfortably, and most […] […]

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Worries Abound Over Medicaid Mandate That Caregivers Check In | Disability Scoop

Even with new guidance, advocates say there’s not enough time for states to implement a requirement that caregivers electronically check in when providing in-home disability services. Source: Worries Abound Over Medicaid Mandate That Caregivers Check In | Disability Scoop

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Health Practitioners Need to Stop Shaming and Judging People | The Mighty

Something I have noticed lately now that I’ve been able to have more moments online after not being able to tolerate hardly any time online is, I’m noticing a pattern with holistic health and conventional professionals that I think needs to stop. Source: Health Practitioners Need to Stop Shaming and Judging People | The Mighty

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IMFAR 2017: ASD & Sexuality Panel | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Storify by Shannon Rosa Sun, May 14 2017 19:06:34 Edit IMFAR 2017: ASD & Sexuality Panel This much-needed session demonstrated trends and countered many myths about autistic people and sexuality, emphasized the need for more sex ed (including safety) for people of all abilities, and demonstrated that autistic people are more likely to be (or […]

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A Mother’s Day Poem | Life with Aspergers by Gavin Bollard

My Parents; Bill and Doris holding me at Hornsby Heights, NSW 1969 Today is Mother’s Day in Australia and apart from presents and food, one of the traditions I have is to put a bit of effort into the card that I give my mother. Often they’re hand-made but even when they’re not, they usually […]

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With Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Courts Gamers With Disabilities | Disability Scoop

Though company officials have no idea how many people will buy it, a push to increase accessible technology has Microsoft debuting an adaptive controller for its Xbox gaming system. Source: With Adaptive Controller, Microsoft Courts Gamers With Disabilities | Disability Scoop

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Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child. Source: Girls with autism at high risk of sexual abuse, large study says | Spectrum | Autism Research News