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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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1-855-845-7415: California launches 1st free statewide mental health line | KTVU FOX 2

On Monday, California launched its first statewide mental health line in order to provide non-emergency emotional support for those struggling with mental and emotional well-being. Source: 1-855-845-7415: California launches 1st free statewide mental health line | KTVU FOX 2

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Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working – The Sun

A TEACHER accused of pinning down an autistic child while he vomited and wet himself continued to work after the boy died. Max Benson, 13, died in November 2018 after Kimberly Wohlwend allegedly re… Source: Teacher who ‘pinned vomiting autistic boy, 13, face down for two hours before he died’ was allowed to keep working […]

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Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, people around the world lit candles in honor and remembrance of Max Benson. The local vigil was powerful, but worldwide, the hashtag #ShineOnMax became a unifying and … Source: Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

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Interview: Mother of son who died after restraint at CA school | The Sacramento Bee

Stacia Langley, whose autistic son Max Benson died after being restrained at an El Dorado Hills school for children with special needs called Guiding Hands, speaks about the past year and moving forward. Source: Interview: Mother of son who died after restraint at CA school | The Sacramento Bee

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Your Community, Your West Cork, Your Southern Star – Campaigner O’Leary ‘shocked’ at threat of legal action from California film firm | Circa 2016

Dunmanway-based autism rights campaigner has said she is ‘in shock’ at having been threatened with legal action by a film studio in California. Source: Your Community, Your West Cork, Your Southern Star – Campaigner O’Leary ‘shocked’ at threat of legal action from California film firm

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New Hotline Available to Help California’s Most Vulnerable During Power Shutoffs – California Health and Human Services

October 27, 2019 Hotline, consumer resources page, and personal emergency plan now available FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 27, 2019 CONTACT: Scott Murray | scott.murray@chhs.ca.gov | (916) 654-3304 SACRAMENTO – As utility-initiated Public Safety Power Shutoffs continue to impact residents across California, a nonemergency hotline has been established to help medically vulnerable Californians and health and community care facilities find resources […]