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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa October 28, 2010

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comSat, Oct 23, 2010, 9:32 PM News 10 new results for autism Autism meeting slated for Thursday at CrossPointGadsden TimesBy Melanie Jones A diagnosis of autism is daunting for a family. It’s a disorder that seems to separate children from the world around them. …See all stories on […]

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Faking Disability to Avoid Masks Breaks at Least 3 Commandments | Matthew Schneider

  BY FR. MATTHEW P. SCHNEIDER, LC In recent weeks, many places have required people to wear masks when entering. Close contact with others could transmit COVID without a mask. However, not everyone wants to. And some people with certain disabilities are unable to wear one. They might use a face shield instead, so it isn’t […]

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Communal Cherub Acapellas: An account of being autistic and LGBTQ+

16:55 30th June 2020 by George Morl   This personal ‘episodic’ account and manifesto discusses the ways in which sexuality and Neurodivergence may be experientially related… does solitude have to be a negative venture? Pride celebrations over the summer also include International Disability Day and Autistic Pride. Though separate events, together these encourage solidarity in the ways […]

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Disney wins lawsuit over mother’s fight for autistic son to ride attractions without wait – Orlando Sentinel

Disney argued in court it isn’t required to provide unlimited, front-of-line passes to a man who has autism. A judge agreed with the theme park in a new ruling. A federal judge has ruled in favor of Disney World after an Orlando disability advocate sued the company on behalf of her adult autistic son to […]

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Autism Is an Identity, Not a Disease: Inside the Neurodiversity Movement

by Katerine Reynolds Lewis   At first glance, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) annual gala in November looked like many a Washington, D.C., nonprofit fundraiser. Approaching the swank ballroom of a downtown hotel, I saw the standard check-in table by the door, and coat check nearby. But with my drink ticket, I received an […]

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Justice for Monica. Stop the court from sending her to a pedophile | Petition

Fierce Autistics And Allies started this petition to Bryan Steil and 5 others Monica is an 8-year-old Autistic child that lives with her father in the state of Texas. Recently, her biological mother has decided to petition for enforcement of pervious custody arrangement of her daughter without considering the effects it could have on her […]

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Autistic doctors – we’re not exactly as portrayed on TV

Dr Shaun Murphy, Dr House, Dr Virginia Dixon are all great characters. But their reality doesn’t always chime with my own.   When I open up about my referral for an autism spectrum disorder assessment, I draw on examples from the only popular reference I have for an autistic doctor – what’s portrayed on TV. […]