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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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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

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Coronavirus: temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

Find our more about the emergency changes that have been made to the Mental Health Act in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Coronavirus: temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

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Stop The Deportation Of Vulnerable Autistic Man Osime Brown! | Petition

Autistic Inclusive Meets started this petition to home office and 1 other Osime Brown is 21 years old, he is profoundly autistic and developmentally younger than his peers. Osime is also learning disabled, dyslexic and due to his time in care has since been diagnosed with PTSD, and suffers with depression. Osime was jailed in 2018 over the theft […]

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Not just older people: Younger adults are also getting the coronavirus

Simply looking at the age ranges of the infected, however, doesn’t provide any insights into the severity of the illness. Source: Not just older people: Younger adults are also getting the coronavirus