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Fierce Autie: Parent of a Type One Diabetic Speaking out Against Stigma

  Diabetes is a very serious medical condition that comes in two types. Type one and type 2. Type one has no known cause. It is an autoimmune disorder where the T cells attack the insulin-producing beta cells. Type 2 has several factors including genetics, lifestyle, and environment. It is usually later onset but not […]

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Autism Inclusivity Group On Facebook Now At 12,594 Members 💕 | Emma Dalmayne

  Emma DalmayneYesterday at 7:11 AM Happy New Year everyone, I wanted to do a video about my group Autism Inclusivity here on Facebook. I opened it with John Greally last April, autistic adults educating and supporting parents of autistic children. We are now at 12,594 members ðŸ’•. Here I read out comments from a post I put […]

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My autistic son made me see the season anew – a Christmas tree is not a fish! | Life and style | The Guardian

There were no visits to meet Santa in his grotto, no dragging the kids around the shops, no big pub lunches with friends and their children. Instead, there was walking in quiet, thickly frosted nature Source: My autistic son made me see the season anew – a Christmas tree is not a fish! | Life […]

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Autism Didn’t Ruin That Event. My Own Expectations Did. – Not an Autism Mom

Keeping their needs in mind   A few months ago, I watched a home video on Facebook. It really disturbed me, and to this day, it still weighs on my mind. It was Christmas time, and the family was gathered in Grandma’s living room. There were untouchable trinkets EVERYWHERE (because, well, it’s Grandma’s house). Santa […]

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"… It has only been about 50 years (if that) since it has become expected for parents to raise their disabled children in the community … | Your Privilege Is Showing

Your Privilege Is Showing November 26, 2018 ·  This is a perspective I hadn’t considered. Thread: https://twitter.com/crippledsch…/status/1062122008891351040… “I really need to remind the general public that it has only been about 50 years (if that) since it has become expected for parents to raise their disabled children in the community instead of just depositing us in institutions […]

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Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

As a parent who survived my son’s high-school years, while balancing care for his mental illness, I wanted to share some especially damaging comments that I heard from other parents, family members and school staff. If you hear any of these, I hope you know that your willingness to stand up for your child matters. […]

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Education for Parents & Caregivers available 24/7 with NAMI Basics OnDemand

Check out NAMI’s Basic OnDemand classes. Register online: https://www.nami.org/Videos/NAMI-Basics-OnDemand NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness NAMI Basics OnDemand Adapts In-Person Course to Reach Nationwide Audience Oct 01 2019 Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics […]