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Bullies Harass Girl In The Park, But Keep Your Eye On The Woman On The Bench This fascinating experiment was intended to gauge if and how bystanders intervene.

Children Who Get Vaccinated Against Rotavirus Have Lower Rates Of Type 1 Diabetes The connection actually isn't that bizarre. Laboratory studies have shown that the rotavirus targets insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas - which are the same cells that are affected in people with Type 1 diabetes. Rotavirus is very contagious.

Gavin's appointment went well Gavin's psychiatric appointment went great this morning. Nothing changed and we're going to continue pushing ahead with his current dose of Clozapine, at 300mg/day. eval;. There is little evidence that increasing the dose will produce a more positive outcome.

School Fails to Keep Autistic Boy from Wandering Away, Then Punishes Him for It A 14-year-old Long Island boy with autism has been suspended for five days and barred from all end-of-the-year activities at his school following an incident in which he wandered away from the premises. He won't be allowed to go to graduation rehearsal, sign yearbooks with his classmates, or attend the school picnic.

The Art of Autism celebrates Autistic Pride Day Wen of Zen, cover image title "Autism Talking" Started in 2005 in an online forum for autistic people, Autistic Pride Day, June 18, is a day to celebrate neurodiversity. The Art of Autism celebrates neurodiversity every day. There are many models about disability.

It's my fault, not his Gavin is particularly trying today, but it's not his fault. He always asks me the same questions over and over again. The difference today is that I'm not in a very good place. eval;. It's really my fault, not his. I need to work very hard to make sure that I don't lose my composure today.

We're launching proxy calling - and we need YOUR help! We'll be testing our proxy calling system for the first time on Tuesday, July 9th, when we'll hold a call-in day to pass the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act. Most of us at ASAN don't love making phone calls, but we hear some people do! Are you one of those people?

Argument, Attack or Antecedent: Shooting of Intellectually Disabled Man and his Parents in Costco The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again. As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. Having trouble reading this image?

How my kids are dealing with the loss of my grandmother All three of my kids are Autistic, and that can make dealing with things like death, much more complicated. For the most part, Gavin seems to be doing okay. I showed him a video that my Dad sent me. It was taken a few days before she passed. She was thanking Gavin for the letter he wrote and read to her.

When your singing bowl won't sing listen to someone else's song I like the analogy of brain and nature - water reshaping rock is not unlike the neuroplasticity of our brains, like I mentioned earlier as having the fascinating ability to change in response to repeated experience. It is true my brain loves repetitiveness and routine.

This is going to be a tough week Depression is no joke, and this is the kind of thing that has historically knocked me down, allowing for my depression to take over. There are too many people counting on me, and I need to make sure that I'm there for them in the best capacity I can be.

The Onion Suggests Violence to RFK Jr Look at this disgusting screen shot from Facebook. The Onion is a satire site, usually funny and silly. There is nothing funny about this dig at Robert Kennedy because of his social justice work surrounding vaccinations. It's the bottom of the barrel.

Blue badge guidance over people with autism being rolled out to councils People who cannot walk as part of a journey without "considerable psychological distress or the risk of serious harm" will now qualify for a badge. The changes will address perceived unfairness. The system has been issuing badges automatically to those with physical challenges, but not learning disabilities, autism or mental health problems.

Care worker due for sentencing for abuse of boy with autism at a home Hopton says that footage shows care worker Raja Khan, 29, pushing her son and picking him up and dumping him on the floor. The footage also shows Khan swearing and shouting at Ollie in September 2017, says Hopton. Guildford Crown Court found Khan, from Inwood Road in Hounslow, guilty of ill-treatment and wilful neglect on Monday 10 June.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff on the dangers of "vaccine hesitancy" and what to do about it. Anne Dachel transcribed Rep Adam Schiff's speech from June 13, 2019, on the dangers of "vaccine hesitancy" and what to do about it. See FB post here. "I rise today to offer an amendment in support of vaccines and the medical effectiveness.

How do you help your child with #Autism navigate significant loss? How do you help your Autistic or Special Needs child navigate significant loss? No one is given an instruction manual when they first become a parent. Being a parent is an awesome responsibility, and when things like Autism are added to the mix, it becomes a formidable challenge as well.

Julian Maha: creating a sensory inclusive world On this Father's Day the Art of Autism shares a TedX talk by one of the most dynamic dads I know - KultureCity founder Doctor Julian Maha, a very special dad, who is creating environments around the world that are sensory inclusive. Your email address will not be published.

National Flag Day Wherever we lived when I was a child, we had a flag. At one house, where we had a flagpole in our front yard, one of us kids had the job of raising the flag each morning. Some days it was a chore for me because I didn't give myself enough time to raise it as slowly or respectfully as I should've.

My speech. Taps mic* Is thing still on? Okay, okay. I get it. I'm a blogger who hasn't blogged in a really long time and frankly, that's not a good…

There's been too much loss in such a short amount of time There's been too much loss in the last six or right months. I know it's part of life and we all experience loss, but that doesn't make it any easier.

For Autistic People, Depression Can Seem Like Restlessness And Insomnia Rather Than Sadness, Study Shows Only half of autistic people who commit suicide have a diagnosis of depression, and this study sheds some light on why that could be.

Meet Teen Artist Zalie Copeland I have now begun work on a series of paintings and figures for an exhibition in November, 2019. I am very happy with my first painting "Kira the Viking". The colours are strong and vibrant. I think I may continue this theme of strong colour and maybe strong woman for other pieces in this exhibition.

Adventures in reading "To find a time to read is pleasant. A time to go on a trip to new places and a chance to be a new person. Today, Mom and I plan to sit in our backyard swing to read about adventures in the cold, icy wilderness. It will cool us on such a warm afternoon.

Letter to NJ Governor on Deaths at Wanaque Center We are writing you regarding the state of New Jersey's response to the deaths of eleven children following an outbreak of severe adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation last fall.

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