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Fierce Autie: Autismone 2020 Guest Quack: Dr. Monique Andrews

Dr. Monique Andrews has been a practicing chiropractor for almost 20 years. She graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. She was awarded the Presidential Citation for Service to the Chiropractic Profession. She co-founded The Prana Group in Ottowa, Canada. She now serves as Chair of Basic Sciences at Life Chiropractic College […]

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From The Archives | Autism Speaks Newsletter: e-Speaks | Circa August 7, 2009

e-Speaks || August 7, 2009 Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights Autism Speaks President Shares Mid-Year Highlights In his mid-year review, Autism Speaks President Mark Roithmayr recounts the organization’s achievements over the past six months. The letter focuses on successes in each portion of the mission (science, government relations, advocacy, family services and awareness), as well as the fundraising […]

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Trauma-Related Brain Disorder: When PTSD Caused Functional Neurological Disorder … | Eve Reiland

Note: Just some thoughts prompted by the article: Functional neurological disorders associated with early life trauma Functional Neurological Disorder is what my disability is called and they’re learning more about it every day. Interesting, hadn’t heard Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) referred as a trauma-related brain disorder. I was educated the root of it was PTSD […]

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Functional neurological disorders associated with early life trauma

New study finds that people with FND who experienced childhood abuse show differences in connections between certain regions of the brain Source: Functional neurological disorders associated with early life trauma

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Bill to address racial inequity in cannabis licenses gets OK from Washington House | The Seattle Times

House Bill 2870 would require the Liquor and Cannabis Board to prioritize applicants who represent communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs. Source: Bill to address racial inequity in cannabis licenses gets OK from Washington House | The Seattle Times

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11 states where you might be voting on major marijuana reforms this November | Salon.com

When it comes to pot prohibition, it’s state legislatures that refuse to act who are out of step with the times Source: 11 states where you might be voting on major marijuana reforms this November | Salon.com

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Caira Conner: Jameela Jamil Munchausen conspiracy theories ignore the challenges of chronic illnesses

The outspoken actress may be an imperfect protagonist, but it’s incredibly reckless to claim without context or expertise that another person’s illness is invalid. Source: Caira Conner: Jameela Jamil Munchausen conspiracy theories ignore the challenges of chronic illnesses