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Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | Autism Research News

Most of the top contenders for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination have released comprehensive plans for disability policies. To a one, the policies call greater attention than in past elections to problems that affect people with disabilities — including those with autism. Source: Disability policies highlight major differences among U.S. presidential hopefuls | Spectrum | […]

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Autism Speaks adopts all of the language of diversity. But its actions don’t match up. – The Washington Post

Autism Speaks now talks about diversity. But it has actively contributed to the hostility autistic people face. Source: Autism Speaks adopts all of the language of diversity. But its actions don’t match up. – The Washington Post

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Sesame Street autism controversy: Julia is a great character, but the show must end its partnership with Autism Speaks.

Julia, an autistic Muppet, was an emotional triumph. So why is the show now helping promote insidious ideas about neurodiverse people? Source: Sesame Street autism controversy: Julia is a great character, but the show must end its partnership with Autism Speaks.

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The weighted-blankets fad isn’t “appropriation.” It’s good news for autistic people. | By Sara Luterman

No, I’m not mad about your Christmas present. Source: The weighted-blankets fad isn’t “appropriation.” It’s good news for autistic people.