Day: July 6, 2017

Abc.net.au: Probe ordered into claim school restrained student with autism in small plywood room

Abc.net.au: Probe ordered into claim school restrained student with autism in small plywood room

The Victorian Education Minister has ordered an independent investigation into claims a public primary school held a student with autism in a makeshift plywood room to calm him down.

Emily Dive has lodged a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission about the treatment of her son Lachlan Murrell, 8,

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Blog:The Unabashed Autist- If they have individual personalities, I'm not sure we should be eating them.

I’m Alison Wonderland.  (It’s what my family often called me when I was growing up.)  I embrace it because I recognize it’s accuracy.  I do live in my own world.  It’s the only way I know how to be.  I connect with people who can accept me as I am.  Usually, it’s individuals who are steady enough within themselves to come a bit closer.  Close enough so I can hear their song.  My wonderland is a

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Blog:Losing It Slowly- Comiccon T-36 hours

So I have been managing my anxiety pretty well the last little bit.  And with anxiety for now, that is actually as good as it gets.  Today it fell apart.

I have photosensitivity, a mild headache, and am beyond tired.  I suddenly realized I let Comiccon creep up on me this year without any planning and now it is in 36 hours.  It doesn’t help that my schedule for the event has a major time

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Thenewstribune.com: These kids with autism are drumming up attention thanks to their teacher's new method

Thenewstribune.com: These kids with autism are drumming up attention thanks to their teacher's new method

Keanu Napoleon couldn’t contain himself as he walked into the room for his first drum lesson last week.

The 14-year-old paced around Justin Tamminga’s studio in anticipation, releasing an occasional shout as he went.

“Keanu started laughing hysterically,” recalled Tamminga, a musician who gives music lessons out of his Tacoma

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Theprovince.com: Ben Kuzma: Canucks' Rathbone finds inspiration to excel in bond with autistic brother

Fourth-round 2017 pick packs maturity and passion

There’s the player and then there’s the person.

The Vancouver Canucks know they may have a future puck-moving defenceman in the fleet-footed Jack Rathbone, their fourth-round pick in the 2017 entry draft.

But the National Hockey League club didn’t really know how

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Telegraph.co.uk: Missing autistic British man found safe and well after search in Australia

A British tourist has turned up safe and well after his disappearance prompted an extensive search in Melbourne.

Benjamin Wyatt, from Bath, Somerset, had been reported missing while on holiday in Australia with his parents.

The 34-year-old, who is autistic, had disappeared at Half Moon Bay, a beach in

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- #Autistic Resonance – Dancing to the Same Beat

“I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” ― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Almost all my friends are autistic: this wasn’t deliberate choosing on my part. No, there’s a deeper reason. My friends are the people I feel most comfortable around, the ones with whom I don’t have to hide or tone down aspects of myself.

Equally important, we get each other. We rarely have to

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