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On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post – The New York Times

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Marissa Wilkerson has been found, Fresno police say | The Fresno Bee

A girl with Asperger’s syndrome who had been missing for a week has been found, Fresno (California) police reported Monday, March 11, 2019. Marissa Wilkerson, 13, had been missing since Sunday, March 3. Source: Marissa Wilkerson has been found, Fresno police say | The Fresno Bee

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After Articles Expose Anti-Vax Leader, He Attacks Autistic Child | Katie Joy

Larry Cook is in the middle of a media storm that has exposed his financial misdeeds and exploitative nature. Instead of answering the allegations, Larry […] Source: After Articles Expose Anti-Vax Leader, He Attacks Autistic Child | Katie Joy

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Officials want to change how to identify autistic students | Charlotte Observer

Montana education officials want to change the criteria for identifying children with autism by creating a checklist of characteristics, a proposal that disability rights advocates say would lead to a reduction of educational services to autistic children. Source: Officials want to change how to identify autistic students | Charlotte Observer

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First cannabis clinic opens amid addiction crisis fears | News | The Times

Britain’s first dedicated medical cannabis clinic opened this week, amid a row between pain specialists about a renewed opioid-style addiction crisis. Doctors and investors behind the private clinic, which they hope will become a national chain, said it would be a lifeline for patients languishing in pain by the failure of available therapies and NHS […]

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The Ehlers-Danlos Society Announces Worldwide Research Study to Identify the Genetic Cause of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Press Release – Digital Journal

​ The Ehlers-Danlos Society is excited to announce the start of recruitment for participants in the Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Genetic Research Study, devoted to finding the underlying genetic markers for hypermobile EDS (hEDS). Source: The Ehlers-Danlos Society Announces Worldwide Research Study to Identify the Genetic Cause of Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Press Release – Digital […]

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#ActuallyAutistic Know This Guy? | Assemblyman Santabarbara pushes for autism-friendly emergency rooms | WNYT.com

Angelo Santabarbara is no stranger to the autism movement. The assemblyman is now pitching a program that would make emergency rooms in hospitals autism-friendly. Source: Assemblyman Santabarbara pushes for autism-friendly emergency rooms | WNYT.com