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How People Judge the Exclusion of Others – Is it Their Own Fault? | Disabled World

The way people view social exclusion of others varies depending on how much they think the excluded person is to blame, and is heavily influenced by how similar group members are to each other Source: How People Judge the Exclusion of Others – Is it Their Own Fault? | Disabled World

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Susan Sarandon arrested at anti-Trump protest | The Guardian

The actor was among hundreds of women charged in Washington at a rally against the US president’s immigration policy. Susan Sarandon was among 575 women arrested in Washington on Thursday after they staged a sit-in protest against Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy inside a Senate office at the Department of Justice. Source: Susan Sarandon arrested […]

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After 25 years of being homeless, I learned there’s one simple thing you can do to help | Gregory P Smith

I felt so invisible that sometimes being bashed was a relief – at least the thugs were engaging with me There are as many pathways to homelessness as there are homeless people in the world. For some, it’s a sudden freefall triggered by a lost job, a broken home life or some other seismic personal […]

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New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome | Disability Scoop

There are lots of people trying to sway federal lawmakers, but no one else is quite like Kayla McKeon, Capitol Hill’s first-ever registered lobbyist with Down syndrome. Source: New York Woman Is Nation’s First Lobbyist With Down Syndrome | Disability Scoop

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Sounding an alarm over children’s mental health | The Guardian

Readers respond to news about soaring Ritalin use, the underfunding of child mental health services and the toll GCSEs are taking As a group of educators, psychologists, mental health professionals, campaigners and politicians, we share Amanda Spielman’s timely recognition ( Report , 27 June) that the massive increase in young children receiving prescriptions for powerful […]

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ABLE Programs In Jeopardy, Disability Advocates Warn | Disability Scoop

Without a big change, advocates are warning that a recently-established vehicle to help people with disabilities save money without risking their government benefits could be unsustainable. Source:  ABLE Programs In Jeopardy, Disability Advocates Warn | Disability Scoop

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Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer | Disability Scoop

Five months after a scathing report found that injuries and even deaths of those with developmental disabilities living in group homes often go overlooked, federal officials are responding. Source: Feds Urge Steps To Make Group Homes Safer | Disability Scoop