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Calling a Spade a Spade. Let Me Make Myself Clear… | Atypical 60

Yesterday’s blog post seemed to cause quite a stir with a few commenters.  They didn’t get the big picture of the post.  Instead, they focused on the minute words about the president—who wasn’t eve… Source: Calling a Spade a Spade. Let Me Make Myself Clear… | Atypical 60

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Broward County School Teacher Abused Autistic 8-Year-Old, Lawsuit Claims | Miami New Times

“Dumbo” is what one Broward County schoolteacher called one of her 8-year-old students with autism and ADHD, according to a lawsuit filed in Florida’s Southern District Court earlier this month by the boy’s mother. Source: Broward County School Teacher Abused Autistic 8-Year-Old, Lawsuit Claims | Miami New Times

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‘It is beautiful’: Teen with autism sells paintings for thousands at Toronto gallery | CTV News

A non-verbal teenager with autism is finding a new voice through his striking artwork, which is already being sold for thousands of dollars at a Toronto gallery. Niam Jain began painting three years ago. Since then, the 15-year-old has become an emerging artist in the fields of gestural abstract art and abstract expressionism. “He is […]

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Line 18: ‘My autistic son deserves a life but he’s locked up’

A distraught mother tells Sky News about her autistic son’s struggle after he was put into residential care 17 years ago. Source: Line 18: ‘My autistic son deserves a life but he’s locked up’

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Reclaiming Evil: Why do people blame political violence on mental illness? – Sometimes a Lion

Over the past few days, I’ve struggled with the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. As a Jew, I mourn the loss of eleven irreplaceable Jewish souls. As an American, I am incensed at t… Source: Reclaiming Evil: Why do people blame political violence on mental illness? – Sometimes a Lion

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Creative Pumpkins at AABR – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Creative Pumpkins at AABR Source: Creative Pumpkins at AABR – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

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Cold Am I – Jake Allen Sharp

The rain is cold as it runs down my face. The blood warm as it drips from my hands. In the shadows I crouch to stay hidden. Water and snot drip drip from the tip tip of my nose. Splash. Ripples in the puddle. Breath visable. I feel the drain of life as I exhale. […]