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The mass migration to online learning is leaving disabled students behind

Rachel, an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was actually considering online classes last year before COVID-19 forced many students into online learning. Rachel, who asked to remain anonymous for her safety, has a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome that affects everything in her body that’s made out of collagen and causes damage to […]

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New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest — ScienceDaily

Disability simulations often result in feelings of fear, apprehension and pity toward those with disabilities, new research concludes. Source: New research shows role-playing disability promotes distress, discomfort and disinterest — ScienceDaily

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Open Letter To ABC30 | Report On Real Autistic Community Issues & Stop Promoting Quackery As Treatment | Eve Reiland

We’ve got an issue here in Fresno, California with quackery posing as real healthcare for Autistic and other vulnerable people. Last year, a news piece about new alternative therapy for Autistic children was aired on ABC30. The piece introduced a four-year-old Autistic boy and his mom, presumably non-Autistic, and then it went on to describe […]

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Getty Images and Verizon Media award $40,000 in prizes to five photographers, as part of first-ever Disability-Focused Creative Bursary

Grants support and encourage talent as they work to convey the stories, lives and realities of the disability community through imagery Press Release NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, in collaboration with Verizon Media, has named five recipients to its latest Creative Bursary grant centering around life with disabilities. Recognizing […]

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Don’t OUT Autistic Kids | Just SAY NO To the Halloween Blue Bucket | How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness

  Source: Halloween Blue Bucket Autism Link Explained: How the Trick-or-treat Pumpkin Bucket Is Being Used to Raise Awareness NOTE: This is an AWFUL idea that puts a huge target on Autistic kids and people’s backs for predators and bullies. Please consult with the disability community before you tag and out your kid. There’s reasons, […]

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Your Disability is a Tragedy vs Your Disability is your Superpower | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

How people talk about disability matters. Is it a superpower? Can disabled people do anything? Is it a tragedy? Source: Your Disability is a Tragedy vs Your Disability is your Superpower | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

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Google News Alert for: autism | Circa Dec 22, 2009

Tue, Dec 22, 2009, 8:30 PM | Google News Alert for: autism About 1% of US Children Have Autism Spectrum DisorderCitizens ReportAbout 1% of kids in the United States have autism spectrum disorder, a classification that includes autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental …See all stories on this topic New York Times (blog)Raising IQ in Toddlers With AutismNew York Times (blog)By TARA PARKER-POPE […]