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Fierce Autie: Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective

It is common knowledge for my current readers but for my newcomers, I was born Deaf and now I am hard of hearing. My hearing history can be found here. A lot of audism has been going around social media. Audism is discrimination against people based on their ability to hear. One is the thought that […]

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William Shatner Lashes Out At Autistics Again | @AutismSpeaks Yearly Bully Escapade | #KindnessCounts

In what’s become a yearly occasion, usually around March, William Shatner argues with Autistic people about our fight for human rights, disability rights and our right to representation in legislation. He doesn’t give two ass toots about our freedom in healthcare. Doesn’t care that Autism Speaks is the largest private backer for Autism research and […]

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William Shatner Bullies Autistic People Again | As Seen On Facebook

  Nat Le Brun#actuallyautistic was created by autistic people to discuss the type of problems we face as autistic people. It was created to bring solidarity to the autistic community. It was NOT created as a way to discriminate against non-autistic people. It was designed as a safe space for us to vent. When people like […]

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Seclusion and restraint in schools: Children with disabilities at risk

Children with disabilities as young as five years of age are at risk of psychological harm caused by the use of unregulated seclusion and restraint practices in schools, according to campaigners. Unlike children’s residential care, there are no detailed guidelines on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. In addition, the Department of Education […]

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Lawmaker wants cameras in special education classrooms following reports of unexplained injuries

Lawmaker proposed legislation after hearing from parents of nonverbal children who came home from school with unexplained injuries. Source: Lawmaker wants cameras in special education classrooms following reports of unexplained injuries

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11-year-old with Autism committed under Baker Act at local middle school | WPEC

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPEC) – A local family is speaking out after they say a School District Police Officer unfairly invoked the Baker Act and took their child away from school in handcuffs. Larissa Leander has been helping her immigrant friend, Ayme, take care of her son Erik for years. Because Ayme’s English is not […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop wellness products condemned by NHS chief

Gwyneth Paltrow’s range of wellness products has been criticised by the head of NHS England who warns that one of the recommended procedures poses a considerable health risk. At an event in Oxford, Sir Simon Stevens said people were wasting their money or taking risks with their health by falling for the lure of “too good to […]