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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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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

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Autism Inclusivity Group On Facebook Now At 12,594 Members 💕 | Emma Dalmayne

  Emma DalmayneYesterday at 7:11 AM Happy New Year everyone, I wanted to do a video about my group Autism Inclusivity here on Facebook. I opened it with John Greally last April, autistic adults educating and supporting parents of autistic children. We are now at 12,594 members 💕. Here I read out comments from a post I put […]

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"We Are The People The Anti-Vaxxers Warned You About "| Autistics Buy Your Anti-Vaxxer T-Shirt Here! (As Seen On Dr. Oz!)

    Growing Up Aspie – A Comic By Nathan McConnell   · 6 hrs      A yo! I want to give a shout out to Fierce Autie for two very awesome things. 1: Going on The Doctor Oz show and fighting against these ignorant bleach peddling quacks, and defending Autistic children at risk of being […]