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Children with autism languish for years in prison-style cells | UK | News | Express.co.uk

CHILDREN and adults with autism and learning difficulties are kept in prison-style cells for months or years, in what an ex-health minister says is “an intolerable abuse of human rights”. Source: Children with autism languish for years in prison-style cells | UK | News | Express.co.uk

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13-year-old with autism urges lawmakers to pass legislation ending ‘seclusion rooms’ in schools | TheHill

A 13-year-old with autism is urging lawmakers to pass legislation banning “seclusion rooms” at schools. Source: 13-year-old with autism urges lawmakers to pass legislation ending ‘seclusion rooms’ in schools | TheHill

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Bridges – My Autistic Dance

People ask me, “What do you do?” And I recite some mundane lines About the thing that pays my bills But what I do is not who I am Source: Bridges – My Autistic Dance

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I’m Sorry – DeveReaux’s Newfound Words

Think I would be mad, but I’m really just dazed Confused sitting in a trance Looking down at the tile beneath my pants How much can happen over a couple days Have you lost then angry then fazed Out of control, out of your mind Looking up at these clocks like damn where’s time Going, […]

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The Unabashed Autist “Is he still mad at you for crashing his Thanksgiving party?”

I’m having a productive day.  My weekly chores are nearly complete, pending a laundry load in the dryer.  I finished reading, Becoming, by Michelle Obama recently.  Reading it was like spendi… Source: The Unabashed Autist “Is he still mad at you for crashing his Thanksgiving party?”

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A Trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science | Science Over a Cuppa

My husband and I recently attended the World Autism Organization congress, held every four years. This year it was hosted in Houston, Texas. Although my daily work is filled with the study of condi… Source: A Trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science | Science Over a Cuppa

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‘Shrek’ Screenwriter Terry Rossio Apologized For Using A Racial Slur

The ’Shrek’ screenwriter who tweeted out a racial slur to defend anti-vaxxers has apologized. Source: ‘Shrek’ Screenwriter Terry Rossio Apologized For Using A Racial Slur