Autistic teen kills herself after she was locked in a psychiatric care unit for mentally ill as parents blame the facility for lack of support | Meaww

An inquest into the death of 19-year-old Sophie Bennett heard of how the poor care she received at a privately-run psychiatric unit may have been responsible for her suicide.Source: Autistic teen kills herself after she was locked in a psychiatric care unit for mentally ill as parents blame the facility for lack of support | … Continue reading Autistic teen kills herself after she was locked in a psychiatric care unit for mentally ill as parents blame the facility for lack of support | Meaww

Shocking Numbers: The Down Syndrome Community Is Being Targeted For Death Before They Are Even Born | Daily Wire

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. With less than two months to go until this day of awareness, it’s important to share the myriad stories of individuals living with Down syndrome (DS), and the powerful impact they have. Source: Shocking Numbers: The Down Syndrome Community Is Being Targeted For Death Before They Are Even … Continue reading Shocking Numbers: The Down Syndrome Community Is Being Targeted For Death Before They Are Even Born | Daily Wire

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Special Olympics at 50

By coincidence, Chicago's annual Disability Pride Parade is taking place on the same day as the celebration at Soldier Field. The parade moves through the Loop, up Dearborn Street to Daley Plaza, with floats and dance routines and a diverse group of marchers in terms of disabilities, race, class, and gender identity. Here, the calls for revolution … Continue reading How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Special Olympics at 50