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Hannah Gadsby: ‘Quit comedy? I can’t – I’ve got no other skillset!’ | Stage | The Guardian

The comic was due to retire, until her show Nanette made her an overnight star. So how does she plan to top it? Source: Hannah Gadsby: ‘Quit comedy? I can’t – I’ve got no other skillset!’ | Stage | The Guardian

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Washington Local Schools mother: Autistic son was assaulted by teacher | Toledo Blade

The mother of an 8-year-old autistic boy is demanding answers from Washington Local Schools after she said a teacher assaulted her son at Jackman Elementary. The Sept. 26 incident also has led to him being out of class for the following 14 days, Lindsy Lockett said. Source: Washington Local Schools mother: Autistic son was assaulted […]

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Man On Trial Allegedly Drove Car Into Ocean, Killing Autistic Sons | PEOPLE.com

Prosecutors allege that Elmezayen had money troubles, and concocted a scheme to drive off a pier with his sons and ex-wife his only passengers Source: Man On Trial Allegedly Drove Car Into Ocean, Killing Autistic Sons | PEOPLE.com

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Family members sentenced in caging, abuse of autistic woman

Two Louisiana women have been sentenced to prison for violently abusing an autistic relative, keeping her in a backyard cage and forcing her to do chores in exchange for food and water. Source: Family members sentenced in caging, abuse of autistic woman

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Don’t OUT Autistic Kids | Just SAY NO To the Halloween Blue Bucket | How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness

  Source: Halloween Blue Bucket Autism Link Explained: How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness NOTE: This is an AWFUL idea that puts a huge target on Autistic kids and people’s backs for predators and bullies. Please consult with the disability community before you tag and out your kid. There’s reasons, […]

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Autism Canada doesn’t endorse ‘singling out children’ with blue Halloween buckets | Lifestyle from CTV News

While some U.S. parents are giving their kids blue buckets this Halloween to signify autism, a leading Canadian advocacy group says it opposes the trend for “singling out children.” A viral Facebook post has sparked huge online debate about what blue pumpkin buckets used while trick-or-treating actually mean. American mom Omairis Taylor has a three-year-old son with […]

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Disability + Voting = Power (for California) | Video

Disability + Voting = Power #IAmAutisticAndIVote #DisabilityRights Just the video for now. will type out info to go with soon. Disability Rights California info from: https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/