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Infantilising Disabled People is a Thing and You’re Probably Unconsciously Doing It.

Let me take you on a journey of infantilisation of disabled people and explain how to stop doing it. Source: Infantilising Disabled People is a Thing and You’re Probably Unconsciously Doing It.

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Fierce Autie: What is ABA and My Experience

What is ABA? ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a type of therapy that focuses on improving behaviors such as social skills, communication, reading academics, etc. ABA is effective on children and adults with psychological disorders and neurological differences. Some methods are opperant conditioning, classical conditioning and other dog training techniques. Its goals […]

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Henny Kupferstein Is in an Accommodations Bat: Fierce Autistics and Allies Needs Your Help

Fierce Autistics and Allies started this petition to ACLU and 3 others Henny is a jewish autistic advocate and researcher. She is finishing her PhD in Psychology and her University will not let her finish the last semester. The registrar’s office won’t even let her finish her degree. She needs this to be brought to court, and finish her […]

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“Jewish Neurodivergent Pride” by fierceautie | Redbubble

Original Art for being Jewish, Neurodivergent and Proud • Millions of unique designs by independent artists. Find your thing. Source: “Jewish Neurodivergent Pride” by fierceautie | Redbubble

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Dumping Kids with IEPs into General Education Classrooms is not Inclusion | Medium.com

By Laura J Murphy, MFA I can’t believe its November already — time for the first round of parent-teacher conferences for Kindergarten. It brought me back to memories of last year’s conference. Pre-k 4 was so different. It was a true inclusion class run by a special education teacher and the classroom provided a lot […]

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Just one supportive adult cuts the chance an LGBTQ youth will attempt suicide by 40%

A pair of reports courtesy of the Trevor Project shine a light on the importance of a supportive adult voice in the lives of LGBTQ youth: just having at least one accepting adult in their lives reduced the chance of a suicide attempt by an LGBTQ youth by 40 percent. While past studies have focused […]

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You Might Be Wondering If It’s OK To Stim In Public … | Not An Autism Mom