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This mom is pissed quarantined people are putting rainbows in windows to cheer up children / LGBTQ Nation

A British woman is up in arms over a social media initiative that encourages people to draw rainbows and post them in their windows. The effort is meant to cheer up scared children when they’re out for walks. With people around the world quarantined to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and thousands already dead, […]

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My son was diagnosed with autism at five. Did he inherit it from my misunderstood mother? | Life and style | The Guardian

Solomon was my first baby. He was loud. He screamed full throttle for an hour until the midwife swaddled him. I knew he was different from the moment I washed his slick dark hair and saw the ecstasy on his face. At home, he’d stare at his ladybird rattle for 15 minutes at a time. […]

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Devil Doll Return After More Than a Decade with ‘Lover & a Fighter,’ New Single “Purse Whiskey” « American Songwriter

When Colleen Duffy woke up partially paralyzed back in July 2014, she knew things would never be the same. Wheelchair-bound at first, the Devil Doll singer returned to her hometown of Cleveland for medical attention, spending the next few months moving from tests and procedures, and receiving multiple diagnosis, before learning the main culprit of […]

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The mass migration to online learning is leaving disabled students behind

Rachel, an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was actually considering online classes last year before COVID-19 forced many students into online learning. Rachel, who asked to remain anonymous for her safety, has a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that affects everything in her body that’s made out of collagen and causes damage to […]

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Supplements for coronavirus probably won’t help, and may harm – Baltimore Sun

Dietary supplement sales have surged nationwide as panicked consumers stock up on vitamins, herbs, extracts, and cold and flu remedies. None of these products have been shown to lower the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus or shortening its course, and taking large doses of them can potentially do harm. But experts say that the jump […]

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Congress must do more for disability community re: COVID-19 | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Congress has voted on a third bill to address the impact of COVID-19. The $2 trillion bill includes some small pieces for people with disabilities, but fails to recognize the full needs of our community. People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; not only by the virus itself, but by the strain on the […]

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The Activist Star of ‘Crip Camp’ Looks Back at a Life on the Barricades – The New York Times