Julia, an autistic Muppet, was an emotional triumph. So why is the show now helping promote insidious ideas about neurodiverse people? Source: Sesame Street autism controversy: Julia is a great character, but the show must end its partnership with Autism Speaks.
The new PSAs were made with the group Autism Speaks, which has been criticized in the past for what many see as stigmatizing autism. Source: A Prominent Autism Group Has Cut Ties With ‘Sesame Street’ Over New PSAs Featuring Autistic Muppet
The closure process will take about three years, state officials said in announcing the move Tuesday. Source: Pennsylvania will close two state centers for intellectually disabled | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Autism Inclusion or Autistic Exclusion: Do you know the difference? #ActuallyAutistic #LightItUpGold #RedInstead #SoMuchToLove
A Plumstead mum has started a petition to cancel a “cruel and disrespectful” new Channel 4 programme. Source: Mum’s petition to stop Channel 4’s ‘Train your baby like a dog’ gathers 15,000 signatures | News Shopper
The FDA says the “Miracle Mineral Solution” is dangerous and doesn’t work Source: Ingesting Bleach to Cure Autism Is Dangerous and Won’t Work, FDA Says – Eater
ALBANY — Hundreds of “anti-vaxxers” swarmed the state courthouse Wednesday calling for a repeal of a new law that bans all nonmedical exemptions from school vaccine requirements.Robert F. Source: RFK Jr. leads anti-vaxxers in court over ban on vaccine exemptions