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Support Autistic Writer & Filmmaker In Creation Of “The Atticus McLaren Mysteries” | #TeamAtticus

Meet Spring Horton. She’s an Autistic with a goal:  Create a divergent film series about an Autistic detective, Atticus McLaren.  “The Atticus McLaren Mysteries started two years ago as a series of novellas. I’d been seeing disability representation on the rise and thought it would be nice to have a book series about an adult […]

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Take Action | AIM, an autistic led organisation are protesting against the lottery funded charity, Treating Autism.

Source: (1) AIM Protest Treating Autism Roadshow.   MAY21 AIM Protest Treating Autism Roadshow. Public  · Hosted by Autistic Inclusive Meets Community Group AIM clock Monday, May 21 at 10 AM – 2 PM UTC+01 Next Week · 50–63° Partly Cloudy pin Liverpool Cotton Exchange Building L3 9 Liverpool   Details AIM, an autistic led organisation are protesting against the lottery funded […]

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My mental illness is not a superpower. – Xander J. Wright – Medium

I remember very distinctly the first time I saw 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, though not for any reason related to said… Source: My mental illness is not a superpower. – Xander J. Wright – Medium

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Jeff Sessions’ Culture War – ACLU – Medium

The attorney general isn’t doing his job. His failure could harm millions. Source: Jeff Sessions’ Culture War – ACLU – Medium

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The United States’ New ‘Religious Freedom’ Appointee Is a Religious Bigot

Tony Perkins does not believe the Constitution protects the religious freedom of Muslims or liberal Christians. Source: The United States’ New ‘Religious Freedom’ Appointee Is a Religious Bigot

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The revolution will wear a dashiki – Timeline

How a 1960s Harlem couple popularized Afrocentric fashion and built a community where black power thrived Source: The revolution will wear a dashiki – Timeline

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Forced Smiling, Psychopathologizing Hopelessness, and George Carlin – Ryan Boren

In “The Effects of Authority, Compliance, and Pathologizing Students”, I quoted psychologist Bruce Levine’s piece on “Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill” noting how his thoughts on authority and compliance align with social model self-advocacy. Two pieces on authority in education and a piece on side effects in education caught my eye on social media […]