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Don't let Judge Kavanaugh rewind our rights - call your Senators this week! Now, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court puts everything we have fought for at risk. We can't let him turn back the clock on disability rights - call your Senators today and tell them to vote NO on Kavanaugh's nomination. Putting Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would be a disaster for people with disabilities.

Broadway Actor Has Beautiful Response To Autistic Child Who Interrupted Performance During a scene in which one of the characters is repeatedly whipped, a frightened autistic child in the audience began to cry out, upset by the performance.

"He Thinks Walmart Bullied His Dog." Boy With Autism Turned Away Because of Service Animal Butt and her husband explained that Abner was working as a service dog for Maverick, but the employee said she'd need to see his papers as part of protocol. Ms. Butt knew that wasn't the case. In fact, it was in that very same Walmart that Abner received a portion of his training to become a service animal.

When your mind and body is a "prison" on the spectrum What I am about to talk about I think is a very personal experience for me. However, I want to tell you about it because I know I can't be the only person on earth who has felt this way. Sometimes, I feel like I don't belong inside my own body.

Parents Sue After Bodycam Footage Shows School Officer Pinning and Handcuffing Their Autistic Son He then hid in a cubby and had to be extricated by a teacher, after which the school resource officer was called in and carried him away, kicking and screaming, to the "quiet-down space." Once in the more isolated area, the officer, Eric Coulston, immediately put Thomas on the ground, pinning him there by the neck.

Genetically Engineered Children A Documentary from Cinema Libre On Monsanto's Poisonous Glyphosate We encourage you to download or buy this new movie, Genetically Engineered Children. DO cry for me, Argentina. Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, maker of was just found guilty of its RoundUp causing cancer. In California, which is ironic, since tests have indeed found glyphosate in vaccines, despite cries to the contrary.

30 Days with the @Healbe GoBe2 Health / Fitness Tracker It's an interesting take on a fitness / health/activity tracker and I've said this a few times before but I'm a huge fan of tech that helps in this area of one's life. I've used every Fitbit tracker, a few Garmin devices, the Basis / Basis Peak, the entire Gear series by Samsung, and even a newcomer called Biostrap.

Mom Searches for Answers After Nonverbal Autistic Son Comes Home with Bruises All Over His Body But Snow says, "You don't leave marks on a 4-year-old child like this without using excessive force." Snow's husband, Andy, was later given the opportunity to watch the film taken from the bus that day.

That would have been a problem We were totally planning on the 27th and turns out that would have been a problem. The boys are excited and for the most part, even have the same teachers as last year. That's a relief because switching teachers is always a very stressful thing for my kids.

ASAN Opposes Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh The Autistic Self Advocacy Network opposes the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Kavanaugh has opposed the rights of people with disabilities to make our own choices. He has said that he might want to strike down the Affordable Care Act, which we depend on for health care.

Voice From The Spectrum” AHA Panel Part 1, featuring Dr. Stephen Shore, Amy Gravino, and more - Spectrumly Speaking ep. 47 - DIFFERENT BRAINS And Becca Lory, CAS, BCCS present part 1 of the "Voices from the Spectrum" panel presented at the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association 2018 Conference. The panel covers practical strategies for people with autism, presented by people that are themselves on the spectrum.

Transitioning Back to School: Tips for Parents of Students with Autism It's obvious the author is both a seasoned researcher and practitioner - a winning combination." - Doctor Debra Moore, psychologist and co-author with Doctor Temple Grandin, of The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adult.

Large Study Concludes that Prenatal Tdap Vaccine Does NOT Increase Autism Risk There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of vaccines and autism in the last several years, but a new study aims to quell some of parents' fears about the prenatal Tdap vaccine, used on pregnant moms-to-be to prevent tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis in their babies.

Unfortunately, I had to teach Gavin a lesson this morning Unfortunately, Gavin's having to learn a lesson this morning. Every Monday and Friday morning, Gavin needs his IVIG infusion. This is something he'll have to do for the rest of his life. It's not something that gets better and it's only likely to get worse over time.

Five tips for autistic students starting college or university I hope this article helps those on the autism spectrum who are about to start their journey into further education. I wish you all the best. And again, you're more than welcome to join Autistic Not Weird's Facebook community, or take a look at my advice videos on YouTube.

I was not a good husband or father today My parents made sure of that and with six kids, that's not an easy task. The long and short of it is that while not perfect, I had a very good example of what a father and husband should be. That bar is set pretty damn high and for good reason. Anyone that knows my parents will tell you the same thing, because it's true.

EndAutismInfightingNow "Why is everyone screaming about Jenny McCarthy and what's this #EndAutismNow hashtag thingie and oh for feck's sake!" said the tired middle aged mom an autistic teen scrolling through Twitter one morning. And we are at it all again. If there is one thing I think the entire autism community can agree on is we fight with each other.

15 Things You Should Never Say To An Autistic Woman A Spectrum Women Compilation, edited by Jen Elcheson and Maura Campbell. Barb Cook, Dena Gassner, Renata Jurkevythz, Anita Lesko, Becca Lory, Terri Mayne, Jeanette Purkis, Kate Ross, Lisa Morgan. Content Warning: ableism, paternalizing, bullying, sexism.

Gavin's doing better in this area I know Gavin struggles in most areas of his life. That's just the reality of the situation and I won't sugar coat or spin that. It's frustrating as his parent because I find myself having to micromanage is life and I don't want to be doing that. Having said that, I have a spot of good news.

Describe your #Autism Parenting experience in 3 words By taking a second and describing your experience being an Autism parent in 3 words, you will help others realize the differences and maybe even learn something yourself. Please leave your 3 words in the comments below. You can also reply to the original tweet or the post on Facebook.

Things just got a lot harder for us and I'm not sure what we're going to do It was important to me that I announce the separation because I didn't want anyone purchasing something in order to try and keep their child safe, thinking that I was still endorsing it. Make sense?

Art is not a crime By Kimberly Gerry Tucker. Someone once told me, "I don't understand your poetry! What is the meaning?!" I had to contemplate that before I answered. Finally, I said, "Read it slowly and see the images it evokes.

Furniture Gallery Hosts Prom for Kids with Autism – Week in Neurodiversity - DIFFERENT BRAINS In this episode, Alzheimer's Caregivers share their stories, singer and songwriter Mel B discusses her dyslexia diagnosis, children with autism get a prom night in a furniture gallery, and more! Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.

Congratulations Wishes Can Happen and @mix941canton The final numbers are in and Wishes Can Happen raised $213,759, which I believe is a record. I also believe that they exceeded their goal of being able to raise enough money to grant 40 wishes. This is so unbelievably awesome. I'm grateful to have played a very small role and I'm blown away by the generosity of everyone.

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