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#AutisticAbuseAlert:  Bleacher Alan Freestone (@AlanFreestone) | Twitter

Warning. This Autistic Abuser is after $$$ with the promise of hope and feeding your baby bleach in their bottle or an enema.  Please don’t hurt your Autistic babies and children.

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#AutismSucks hashtag on Twitter

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Do puzzle pieces and autism puzzle piece logos evoke negative associations? – Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Adam R Raimond, Jennifer L Stevenson, Jilana S Boston, Bev Harp, 2018

Abstract Puzzle pieces have become ubiquitous symbols for autism. However, puzzle-piece imagery stirs debate between those who support and those who object to its use because they believe puzzle-piece imagery evokes negative associations. Our study empirically investigated whether puzzle pieces evoke negative associations in the general public. Participants’ (N = 400) implicit negative associations were measured with […]

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Verma Unveils State Medicaid Scorecard But Refuses To Judge Efforts | California Healthline

Seema Verma, who heads the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, refused to discuss the findings in any detail or comment on any individual states performing poorly or exceptionally. Source: Verma Unveils State Medicaid Scorecard But Refuses To Judge Efforts | California Healthline

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A Hospital ER Charges An ‘After-Hours’ Fee. Who Has To Pay It? | California Healthline

Tacking on an after-hours surcharge to an emergency department bill strikes some consumers as unfair, since the facilities are open 24 hours a day. Source: A Hospital ER Charges An ‘After-Hours’ Fee. Who Has To Pay It? | California Healthline

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Health Care Simmers On Back Burner In California Heartland’s Hot House Races | California Healthline

After rallies and protests in the San Joaquin Valley congressional districts, the urgency over protecting coverage under the ACA seems to have waned — at least in the primaries. Three of four seats… Source: Health Care Simmers On Back Burner In California Heartland’s Hot House Races | California Healthline

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As Seen On Facebook | Socializing Online Meme

Life Asper Margo Page Liked · May 29 · Edited ·      Social media is the perfect communication tool for autistic people “I’m autistic, and I struggle with communication. If there’s a misinterpretation to be made, I’ll make it. I’m forever being offended – and offending others in turn – simply because I’ve misunderstood the tone of a conversation. […]