South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D), a 2020 presidential contender, spoke of the need for educators who understand the nature of autism in an interview Tuesday with the progressive organization Supermajority, adding that increased diagnoses are due to people coming “out of the shadows.” Source: Fierce Autistic Advocate
"The damage you have done to my son and the years of progress that has been setback are irreparable. A lawsuit isn't enough," the boy's father wrote on social media. Source: 11-Year-Old Boy With Autism Cuffed by Police After Wandering a Mile Away From School, Father Plans to Sue District: 'Our Children Deserve Better'
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The parents of a Kentucky middle school student with autism are suing school district officials, accusing employees of dragging their son down a hallway, kicking him and carrying him unwillingly up stairs. Source: Kentucky school sued, accused of mistreating child with autism
It doesn’t take long for a hurtful word or comment to make its way across the globe. The media eagerly reports on officials’ latest xenophobic remarks within minutes. Protesters will gather and complain for a corporation to sever ties with a controversial program or person. But this outrage somehow doesn’t happen with organizations that are … Continue reading THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Things Left Unsaid: “I Am Autism” 10 Years Later
NCSA@NCSAutismOrgReplying to @BudrykZack Autism, excepting the nouvelle “lite” kind, is a serious neurodevelopmental disability that incapacitates and costs our economy countless billions. It warrants our most serious attention; impossible to comprehend your flippant dismissiveness @thehill 7:36 AM · Sep 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone2 LikesEve Reiland | #AutisticAndProud@BadassActivist·6m Replying to @NCSAutismOrg@BudrykZack and @thehillStop using hate speech … Continue reading Hate Speech By @NCSAAutismOrg To Autistics | Autism, excepting the nouvelle “lite” kind | #IAmAutisticAndIVote
A Lancaster father is furious and speaking out after his son with autism was found and cuffed by Sheriff's deputies a mile away from his middle school following an altercation at school. Source: Deputies cuff Lancaster boy with autism found wandering off school; father blames school district | FOX 11 Los Angeles