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In a first, Peruvian with Down syndrome runs for parliament – LahainaNews.com | News, Information, Lahaina and Western Maui, Hawaii — Lahaina News

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Bryan Russell has Down syndrome and does daily speech exercises, putting pens and corks in his mouth to help build up low muscle tone there. He is also waging a longshot bid to become a national Peruvian lawmaker, going door to door in Lima to ask for votes. Russell, 27, wants […]

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As an autistic woman, the disability question at the Democratic debate finally made me feel seen

History was made at Thursday’s Democratic debate in Los Angeles, when Politico correspondent Tim Alberta asked a question about integrating people with disabilities into their communities and the workforce. For the 61 million American adults with disabilities, it was the first time ever that they’d seen themselves reflected in the questions asked of the candidates seeking […]

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Candidate seeks to become the first openly autistic member of Congress | TheHill

Joshua Collins is running in Washington state. Joshua Collins is running to succeed Rep. Denny Heck (D-Wash.) Collins cites teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as inspiration. Collins, a self-identified socialist, says on his campaign site that his experience as a trucker and navigating a complex, insufficient safety net shaped his views. Source: Candidate seeks to […]

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Tories use first day back to attack the disabled | Morning Star

DWP removes option for claimants to choose whether work assessment outcomes are reported to GPs Source: Tories use first day back to attack the disabled | Morning Star

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“The effectiveness of applied behavioral techniques for autism remains unproven. Year after year" | SLP Neurodiversity Collective

12/15/19 was the promised release date at the #ASHA19 Town Hall, but here we are, still awaiting the BCS-ASD Committee’s release of CCC-SLP list of “competencies.” These are the competencies the BCBA-heavy committee will require in order for CCC-SLPs to become an “Autism Certified Specialist.” #SLPs #speechlanguagepathologists #SLPeeps In the meantime, let’s remember that:“The Department of Defense reported to Congress […]

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Tory who warned of Muslim conspiracy to make people trans wins election

A Tory candidate who shared a blog claiming there is a Muslim conspiracy to make people transgender has won her election bid. Source: Tory who warned of Muslim conspiracy to make people trans wins election

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Photos: Andrew Yang speaks at autism forum while campaigning in Iowa

See photos of Democratic candidate Andrew Yang at a forum on autism, Dec. 13, 2019 at Sidekick Coffee & Books in University Heights, Iowa. Source: Photos: Andrew Yang speaks at autism forum while campaigning in Iowa