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Former school bus driver pleads not guilty to assaulting autistic student – CentralMaine.com

Raymond Files is accused of striking the student for not following instructions while Files was driving for the Gray-New Gloucester district. Source: Former school bus driver pleads not guilty to assaulting autistic student – CentralMaine.com

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As Seen On Twitter |  … Cult teacher Tanya Curtis was using taxpayer funds to sell a DVD on autism which explains autistic kids can see spirits and past illnesses. via @squigglyrick

Rick Morton‏Verified account @SquigglyRick FollowingFollowing @SquigglyRick More A day after Universal Medicine cult is found in a court to be harmful and its leader has an “indecent interest in young girls” this Gold Coast “behaviour specialist” defended him and the cult on video. She treats kids with autism, receives taxpayer money. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/teacher-in-harmful-cult-gets-ndis-funds/news-story/2cd6b94b90a080482cddf37db62945ea … 2:57 PM – 30 Oct […]

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Cult News 101 – CultNEWS101 Library: Taxpayer funds for cult DVD on autism

An instructor in a “socially harmful cult” sold taxpayer-funded DVDs to parents that said autistic children could see spirits and illnesses from past lives, with the permission of the federal Department of Social Services, which was warned more than four years ago that the material was dangerous. The Australian has obtained copies of emails sent in […]

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GMB’s Richard Madeley criticised for autism question

Piers Morgan’s stand-in was slammed for being “uneducated”. Source: GMB’s Richard Madeley criticised for autism question

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2nd Grade Friendship Binds High School Honor Student, Teen With Autism | wfmynews2.com

At Stonebridge Elementary School Trey and Adam were instantly drawn to each other. “It’s not easy to form a relationship with a kid with autism,” Adam’s mother says. Yet, from the start, Trey instinctively seemed to know how to bridge the gap with Adam. Source: 2nd Grade Friendship Binds High School Honor Student, Teen With […]

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Blast off! Space-mad boy with autism inspires doll for kids on the spectrum | Irish Examiner

It was blast-off for one boy’s development after happening to watch a rocket launch. Now he’s got his very own space doll, writes Áilín Quinlan Source: Blast off! Space-mad boy with autism inspires doll for kids on the spectrum | Irish Examiner

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F1 heiress Petra launches £1.7m centre to help autistic children | London Evening Standard

Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone today attacked the “shocking” quality of treatment for autistic children in Britain as she launched a £1.7 million specialist pre-school therapy centre. The mother of three said she was inspired to set up Petra’s Place, in Chelsea, after her daughter Lavinia was suspected of suffering from the condition because of […]