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Prince Harry to launch team of 65-strong team for next Invictus Games | London Evening Standard

The Duke of Sussex will officially launch the team of injured and wounded military veterans and service personnel who will compete in the next Invictus Games. A group of 65 sportsmen and women have Source: Prince Harry to launch team of 65-strong team for next Invictus Games | London Evening Standard

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Ann’s Autism Blog: Autistic People. So, new Research. Different social skills, not broken ones.

For decades, autistic people have been told that our way of socialising and co-operating is a broken version of the ‘real thing’, Many autistic people have been put through endless coercive techniques to correct this alleged set of problems.  Children have been put through year after year of exhausting therapies to make them co-operate and […]

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Before You Start Grieving for Your Autistic Child… – Not an Autism Mom

Three years ago, I was the parent of a newly diagnosed autistic child. When the doctor first gave me his diagnosis, so many thoughts and emotions ran through my mind, through my heart, throughout my entire body. I was too busy and overwhelmed at the time to put my finger on exactly what those feelings were. His […]

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Halloween Stigmatizing Mental Illnesses: An Annual Embarrassment That Should Stop – Pete Earley

(FROM MY FILES FRIDAY) With Halloween approaching, I thought it appropriate to revisit a 2015 fight that mental health groups waged about an especially insensitive Modern Family episode. A year earlier, I’d called attention to the episode only to catch ABC airing it again. After publishing this blog, I reached out to former Sen. Gordon SmithClick […]

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Balance – Poetry Of An Aspergian

Best friend Synonym for psychiatrist Lending me, free, and with courtesy Thoughts that stop my day And riddles that keep me from sleep Till I find the imbalance Sources of eternal springs that bring Balance Best friend On the scales that I steer in my soul She’s always on my mind The thunder crashes all […]

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Beautiful New Photo Book Documents Patti Smith’s Breakthrough Years in Music: Features Hundreds of Unseen Photographs | Open Culture

Patti Smith is always surprising her fans with new work and new opportunities to admire her commitment to art and activism. Source: Beautiful New Photo Book Documents Patti Smith’s Breakthrough Years in Music: Features Hundreds of Unseen Photographs | Open Culture

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My Halloween Watch List – Readable Dreams

Halloween is my favourite time of year – it’s spooky and when all my favourite creatures/monsters come out to play! So, to celebrate, every year I watch spooky films, or just films whic… Source: My Halloween Watch List –