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UPDATE: Handcuffing of children with autism by police is never appropriate
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UPDATE: Handcuffing of children with autism by police is never appropriate

Ottawa, Canada - No parent wants to receive that dreaded phone call from school advising them to come immediately because something has happened with their child. As a parent of a teenager with classic autism, I can tell you first hand that my heart skips a...
What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell
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What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell

It is with great difficulty that I write these words. I have to resist the urge to pick up my pencil and shoelaces and twiddle. This is what I call the autistic self-stimulatory behavior that I’m compelled to do for hours on end. I rock back and forth and shak...
Lawsuit alleges school kept young boy with autism in ‘isolation rooms’ – w/video
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Lawsuit alleges school kept young boy with autism in ‘isolation rooms’ – w/video

Toronto, Canada --- A family filed charges against the Canadian Peel School District Board for $16 million after their son, who has autism, was reportedly kept in so-called 'isolation rooms' multiple times as a punishment. The young boy, Christian Thorndyke...