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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: I’m The Parent of a “Severe” Autistic Teen. I Oppose the National Council on Severe Autism.

Why the National Council on Severe Autism does not serve the best interests of autistic people and their families. Source: THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: I’m The Parent of a “Severe” Autistic Teen. I Oppose the National Council on Severe Autism.

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How a first responder says MDMA helped him get past PTSD | abc10.com

A retired first responder at a mass shooting 20 years ago says the psychedelic drug MDMA “cured” his PTSD. Source: How a first responder says MDMA helped him get past PTSD | abc10.com

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Hate Speech By @NCSAAutismOrg To Autistics | Autism, excepting the nouvelle “lite” kind | #IAmAutisticAndIVote

NCSA@NCSAutismOrgReplying to @BudrykZack Autism, excepting the nouvelle “lite” kind, is a serious neurodevelopmental disability that incapacitates and costs our economy countless billions. It warrants our most serious attention; impossible to comprehend your flippant dismissiveness @thehill 7:36 AM · Sep 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone2 LikesEve Reiland | #AutisticAndProud@BadassActivist·6m Replying to @NCSAutismOrg@BudrykZack and @thehillStop using hate speech […]

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Vaccination exemptions rising in Polk County – News – The Ledger – Lakeland, FL

The percentage of parents claiming religious exemptions from childhood vaccinations has risen in Polk County. But the county has a better overall vaccination rate than the state average. Source: Vaccination exemptions rising in Polk County – News – The Ledger – Lakeland, FL

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Buttigieg: Increase in autism diagnoses due to more people coming ‘out of the shadows’ | TheHill

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), a 2020 presidential contender, spoke of the need for educators who understand the nature of autism in an interview Tuesday with the progressive organization Supermajority, adding that increased diagnoses are due to people coming “out of the shadows.” Source: Buttigieg: Increase in autism diagnoses due to more people coming ‘out […]

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Deputies cuff Lancaster boy with autism found wandering off school; father blames school district | FOX 11 Los Angeles

A Lancaster father is furious and speaking out after his son with autism was found and cuffed by Sheriff’s deputies a mile away from his middle school following an altercation at school. Source: Deputies cuff Lancaster boy with autism found wandering off school; father blames school district | FOX 11 Los Angeles

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Couple Changes Daughter’s Age from 8 to 22, Abandons Her: Court Docs | PEOPLE.com

The girl told police she was originally from the Ukraine and came to the U.S. in 2008 through an adoption program Source: Couple Changes Daughter’s Age from 8 to 22, Abandons Her: Court Docs | PEOPLE.com