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So “Autism Awareness” month by non-Autistics is almost here. | Eve Reiland

So “Autism Awareness” month by non-Autistics is almost here. Let me tell you some of what Autistics actually get: – Non-Autistics choosing other non-Autistics for their great Autism advocacy. No Autistics needed for these determinations. – A lot of blue light that represents Autism Speaks, not Autistic people. We light it up gold, or go […]

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ACLU Comment on FDA’s Final Rule to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices | American Civil Liberties Union

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Congressional Appropriations published a final rule today to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs). These devices were marketed as Source: ACLU Comment on FDA’s Final Rule to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices | American Civil Liberties Union

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FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. Source: FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

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FDA Takes Rare Step to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices for Self-Injurious or Aggressive Behavior | FDA

For Immediate Release: March 04, 2020 After careful consideration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a final rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device […]

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Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies. To a one, the policies call greater attention than in past elections to problems that affect people with disabilities — including those with autism. Source: Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | […]

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‘Cover-up’: DWP destroyed reports into people who killed themselves after benefits were stopped | The Independent

The Department for Work and Pensions has been accused of “a cover-up” after destroying reports into suicides linked to benefits being stopped. Around 50 reviews into deaths following the loss of Source: ‘Cover-up’: DWP destroyed reports into people who killed themselves after benefits were stopped | The Independent

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Get Emma Dalmayne To Chicago To Protest @AutismOne 2020 | Fundraiser by Fierce Autistics And Allies

Help Fierce Autistics and Allies get Emma Dalmayne to the US to protest AutismOne with us!! Emma Dalmayne is an autistic rights activist and advocate living in the UK. She works for Neurodivergent Labour and is a publicity and communications officer. Emma is the CEO of AIM: Autistic Inclusive Meets Group. This organization was created for […]