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Old 06-16-2019, 07:56 PM
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My brain isnā€™t broken | Tashi Baiguerra | TEDxLondon - YouTube
Tashi Baiguerra was diagnosed with Aspergers at 21 and I found this talk extremely helpful in giving insight and clarity into the life of autistic people in society, at least as a neurotypical.

Our family is participating in SPARK, which works to improve autism research; we've submitted saliva samples.
Discover SPARK: Autism Article

Also, Jan 2019:
School Shocks Students With Disabilities. The FDA Is Moving To Ban The Practice
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Luigi Disisto is a 47-year-old man who has autism and lives at a private special education center based in suburban Boston best known for being the only school in the country that shocks its students with disabilities to control their behavior.

Disisto wears a backpack equipped with a battery and wires that are attached to his body to deliver a two-second shock if he misbehaves.
This month:
Dad speaks out after teacher awards his son with autism 'most annoying male' trophy
The non-verbal autistic 5th-grade boy and his family were given this "award" at a public awards luncheon. The teacher is being fired according to follow-up stories; pretty sure everyone else who was cool with that idea will have no consequences. Ironic considering the title of the thread, no?
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