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Gender associations and stereotypes of instruments | Therapeutic Diversity

Some people tend to have certain preconceptions that some instruments should or are most typically played by certain genders. These ideas could be formed based on the history of the instruments, parental influence when their child is making the decision to learn an instrument or the influence of other instrumentalists. The harp, specifically, tends to […]

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Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

Judge Rotenberg Center Living Archive Note: This page and all links on it discuss electric shock, other abusive and coercive treatments, institutions, and other forms of abuse against disabled peop… Source: Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

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PTSD, PPD, and Parenthood | The Bipolar Writer

My first mental illness diagnosis was given at age 3, and while I don’t have many memories of being in therapy at that young of an age, I’ve always felt as though it defined me. When you’re told something about yourself your entire life, things from before your earliest memories, it’s sometimes difficult to reconcile […] […]

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Why Do So Many Autistic People Flap Our Hands? | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Maxfield Sparrowunstrangemind.com[image: rainbow colored hands in silhouette, upraised and reaching out with joy.]The saying goes, “if you’ve met one Autistic person, you’ve met one Autistic person.” That was really hammered home for me today as I watched a short video in which an Autistic man explains why Autistic people flap our hands … and pretty… Source: Why […]

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Activists Tell FDA Head: Ban Electric Shocks on People With Autism – Rewire.News

The disability community wants to see devices that deliver electric shocks eliminated from the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Source: Activists Tell FDA Head: Ban Electric Shocks on People With Autism – Rewire.News

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An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost? – The Washington Post

The FDA wants to ban it. Some parents don’t see better options. Source: An electric shock therapy stops self-harm among the autistic, but at what cost? – The Washington Post

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Why hasn’t FDA passed ban on medical device used at Massachusetts facility to shock students with disabilities? | masslive.com

In April 2016, the FDA proposed a rule banning electrical stimulation devices. Since then, nothing has changed. Source: Why hasn’t FDA passed ban on medical device used at Massachusetts facility to shock students with disabilities? | masslive.com