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YouTuber Gave Up Adopted Chinese Son With Autism After Monetizing Him Online | HuffPost Life

Julia Bascom, the executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, told HuffPost in a statement Thursday that this “horrific” story is sadly more common than one would think. “Children with disabilities are more likely than their nondisabled peers to be subject to abuse, neglect, and abandonment and to end up in child welfare systems, […]

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Archived | Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter from BellaOnline.com | Circa August 11, 2008

Autism Spectrum Disorders Newsletter from BellaOnline.com AutismSpectrumDisorders@bellaonline.com Mon, Aug 11, 2008, 6:12 PM Greetings Everyone ~ Many in various parts of the US are back at school today.  Here in Los Angeles we have another three weeks.  Camp just ended last Friday so this is the summer vacation until school starts early  September for both my […]

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‘I Am Autism’ Advocacy Video Sparks Controversy – TIME | Circa November 6, 2009

By Claudia Wallis Friday, Nov. 06, 2009 Few medical conditions rival autism as a magnet for controversy. Practically everything about the disorder — its cause, its treatment, the way it is diagnosed, how it is studied — is subject to bitter dispute, sometimes to the point of death threats. The most impassioned disagreements are propelled by desperate […]

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COVID-19 Cases At Group Homes, Institutions Going Untracked – Disability Scoop

With no official government tally, one group is working to identify how many people with disabilities have contracted or died from coronavirus while living in congregate settings. Source: COVID-19 Cases At Group Homes, Institutions Going Untracked – Disability Scoop

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101 Civil Rights Groups Call for Robust Funding for U.S. Postal Service – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

WASHINGTON – Citing concerns about the financial insecurity facing the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 100 other civil rights groups called on Congress to support robust funding for the agency in the next coronavirus response package. The hundreds of thousands of […]

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Voices from the spectrum: Autistic people deal with the coronavirus | Nation | fltimes.com

LOS ANGELES – When the coronavirus hit Southern California, Hector Ramirez tried to hang on to some of the guideposts in his usual routine: Waking up at 6 a.m. each Source: Voices from the spectrum: Autistic people deal with the coronavirus | Nation | fltimes.com

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How COVID-19 Is Making Daily Life Challenging for Those with Autism

Stay-at-home orders can be particularly challenging for people living with autism. Right now, autistic individuals could be facing emotional distress at the changes brought forth by the COVID-19 outbreak. While sheltering-in-place, they may be finding it harder to do daily tasks and facing more stress than normal because the daily routine they rely on has […]