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Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

Tomorrow, November 17, 2019, people around the world will light a candle in honor and remembrance of Max Benson. Locally to Max’s family, a live vigil will be held 2pm PST at the El Dorado Co… Source: Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of […]

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Collaboration aims to helps people with autism | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Aiding autistic individuals and their families to navigate services in our community, a local autism hub is working to bring about a united but diversified a Source: Collaboration aims to helps people with autism | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

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Vigil for boy who died at CA school draws calls for change | The Sacramento Bee

A candlelight vigil was held at the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office to a remember 13-year-old Max Benson, who died almost a year ago after being restrained at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills. Source: Vigil for boy who died at CA school draws calls for change | The Sacramento Bee

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UPDATE: Missing autistic teen found safe in Tucson

Aaron Thomas, 17, is back with is family in Tucson. Source: UPDATE: Missing autistic teen found safe in Tucson

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Two Groups Finance Over Half Of Facebook’s Anti-Vax Ads – SkyStatement

The anti-vax movement has done a lot to derail one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine: vaccinations. Measles, a potentially lethal disease that is easily prevented with the MMR vaccine, has seen a global resurgence this year, with 1,261 cases reported in the US alone. In 2016, that figure was just 86. Parents opting… […]

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US states saw drop in vaccine rates for children as anti-vaxx theories spread – SkyStatement

Scientists say in many cases rates have fallen below 95% target Study finds decline in take-up rates as anti-vaxx theories spread The authors analyzed CDC data covering the vaccination rates for kindergartners for the most common vaccines including MMR, polio, hepatitis B and varicella. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA More than half the states in America have… […]

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YouTube bans videos promoting MMS bleach ‘cure’ after BI investigation – Business Insider

YouTube explicitly banned promoting MMS, in the wake of a Business Insider investigation showing how the substance was being pushed in YouTube videos. Source: YouTube bans videos promoting MMS bleach ‘cure’ after BI investigation – Business Insider