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Autism As We Live It | Autistic Avenger

174,000 people agree that the anti-Autistic trolls I encountered this morning are wrong. Who’d have guessed? It’s an anti-Autistic world. I’ll put some screenshots in the comments!” The Autistic Avenger May 21 at 9:10 AM ·  The Autistic neurotype is a natural part of Human Neurodiversity. We generally prefer the term “Autistic” to “having autism”. It […]

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Public Health Experts Slam Trump’s Decision To End Relationship With WHO

‘President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the WHO during a pandemic is unconscionable,’ an assistant professor at Georgetown University said. Global public health experts denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization, calling it “unconscionable” and “dangerous,” promising to hinder the world’s ability to combat […]

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Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Facebook banned one of the most prolific pushers of medical disinformation after finding its articles had been spread for foreign trolls.   By Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said […]

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Body of missing 5-year-old boy with autism found | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio

Isaac Schroeder was last seen around 3 p.m. on Wednesday wearing only underwear. PUBLISHED: 05/27/20 10:42 PM EDTUPDATED: 05/28/20 06:44 PM EDT FORT JENNINGS, Ohio — ​A community search for a 5-year-old Putnam County boy with autism has come to an end stop after his body was found Thursday evening. Putnam County Sheriff Brian Siefker […]

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TikTok removes #autismchallenge from platform amid backlash

In the challenge, users move and make facial expressions that appear to mock individuals with disabilities. Source: TikTok removes #autismchallenge from platform amid backlash The latest challenge to gain attention on the popular TikTok app is drawing anger and frustration from the autism community and beyond. Videos marked with the hashtag #autismchallenge gained attention earlier […]

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Florida mom facing murder charge after autistic son, 9, found dead, police say | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

A Florida woman who authorities say initially told them her 9-year-old son was kidnapped now faces a murder charge in connection with his death.   BOY WITH AUTISM, 9, FOUND DEAD IN FLORIDA AFTER ABDUCTION; AMBER ALERT CANCELED An Amber Alert had been issued Thursday night regarding Alejandro, whom authorities were initially told was abducted from outside a Home […]

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Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Try “Quitting” Autism for Just One Day | Circa May 29, 2008

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Try “Quitting” Autism for Just One Daynewsletterx Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.comThu, May 29, 2008, 12:13 PMto me About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders In the Spotlight | More Topics |from Lisa Jo RudyWhen Tommy and I go beachcombing, the autism seems to disappear. He […]