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Bill would replace R-word in Massachusetts state laws

“I don’t really like that word,” said Melissa Reilly, “because it puts people down.” Source: Bill would replace R-word in Massachusetts state laws

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A bill is in committee to remove the ableist r-slur in state legislature in Massachusetts. | In the Loop About Neurodiversity

In the Loop About Neurodiversity November 27 at 7:29 PM ·  Content warning: Uncensored r-slur Thanks to the work of disability rights advocates such as Melissa Reilly, a bill is in committee to remove the ableist r-slur in state legislature in Massachusetts. “Reilly is an advocate for people with Down syndrome, herself included, and an office […]

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Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working – The Sun

A TEACHER accused of pinning down an autistic child while he vomited and wet himself continued to work after the boy died. Max Benson, 13, died in November 2018 after Kimberly Wohlwend allegedly re… Source: Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working […]