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US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school | US news | The Guardian

The US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”. …   Source: US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school […]

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Statement Of Support To Aida H. Dee | From Autistic Inclusive Meets & More

Autistic Inclusive Meets Community Group AIM·  We are releasing this statement in support of colleague and friend Aida H Dee. Aida is Autistic and ADHD. Autism Speaks targeted her. Only when confronted with Aida’s new knowledge on Autism Speak’s affiliation with Judge Rotenburg, their research into ‘solutions’ and ABA stance did they agree to remove […]

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South By Southwest Canceled Due to Coronavirus – Rolling Stone

Following many high-profile attendee cancellations, SXSW has been canceled, mayor Steven Adler announced in a press conference on Friday. Source: South By Southwest Canceled Due to Coronavirus – Rolling Stone

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Sausage Roll – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

Castle Howard is only a few minutes drive from our house. The photo is Castle Howard not our house. Sadly we don’t go that often now as it’s so expensive. Which is a shame as it’s truly stunning stately home. Source: Sausage Roll – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and […]

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So You Can’t Take Your Reusable Mug To Starbucks Anymore but Why is No One Talking About The Environment Though? | crippledscholar

Starbucks, The Second Cup and Tim Hortons are temporarily discontinuing their practice of allowing customers to bring in their own reusable mugs because the practice is seen as a potential way to spread the corona virus. I have no particular issue with this change in policy but the conversation around it or more accurately the conversation […]

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Is Hiring Autistic Male Coders Neurodiversity Inclusion Or Exploitation?

The intersectional nuances of females and math, social economic status and computer skills are not yet widely represented in diversity specialist recruitment. Selecting candidates using only measures that are known to be questionable seems exploitative to me, not inclusive. Source: Is Hiring Autistic Male Coders Neurodiversity Inclusion Or Exploitation?

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Quackery Exposed: All Star Probiotics | Fierce Autie

There is a company called All-Star Nutrition that markets pro and prebiotics to treat autism. This is what they say: “We don’t listen to so-called experts that tell us there’s nothing we can do to help our kids. We are parents who never give up. we are motivated by helping our kids reach their potential […]