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Colorado to hold 1st state autism conference | … Where are the Autistics?

Note: It appears they forgot to include Autistics in their Autism Conference planning, events and speakers. — Eve Reiland +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The gathering this week at CSU will focus on ways to bolster educational practices for students with autism. Source: Colorado to hold 1st state autism conference | 9news.com

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AUTISTIC LINCS: Culture Of Crisis

Hello there! Callum Brazzo here, continuing to make Autistic Lincs. It’s been a jam-packed week with the SEND National Crisis taking centre-stage this past weekend and a slew of articles as per usual ranging from a new show coming to the Edinburgh Fringe festival and outstanding customer service at Clarks, to more local happenings with […]

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Gary school apologizes after boy with autism given ‘most annoying’ award | WGN-TV

GARY, Ind. — An Indiana father said he was “blindsided” after a teacher gave his 11-year-old son, who has autism, an award for “most annoying male.””We just weren’t expecting it,” Rick Castejon told the The Times of Northwest Indiana. “As a principal or teacher, you should never let this happen to any student.” Source: Gary […]

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Indiana father says teacher gave 5th grader with autism award for ‘most annoying male’ | News | wdrb.com

“We were blindsided. We just weren’t expecting it.” Source: Indiana father says teacher gave 5th grader with autism award for ‘most annoying male’ | News | wdrb.com

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When defending vaccines gets ugly [Opinion] – HoustonChronicle.com

Peter Hotez is no stranger to vitriol. Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, is an outspoken proponent of vaccines — and he lives in Texas, a state with one of the most vocal anti-vaccine lobbies in the country. He has been harassed at lectures, threatened online […]

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Brit tourist sparks measles alert in Mexico as medics monitor 369 people she met – Mirror Online

It is feared a huge amount of people who came in contact with the 50-year-old patient may have been infected during her trip to Cancun and Playa del Carmen Source: Brit tourist sparks measles alert in Mexico as medics monitor 369 people she met – Mirror Online

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What the MTHFR Gene Means for Vaccines – The Atlantic

Naturopaths have long been obsessed with a gene called MTHFR. Now vaccine skeptics are testing for it too. Source: What the MTHFR Gene Means for Vaccines – The Atlantic