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Damaged Merchandise Myth in the 21st Century

According to Southern California Public Radio (KPCC 89.3FM), Dr. Stan Katz, acting as an expert witness for the Los Angeles Unified School District in a 2013 trial to determine the amount of damages due to a student who had been repeatedly sexually assaulted, suggested that the victim’s low IQ “acts as a protective factor.” The logic being that because of her disability, victim who was 9 years old when assaulted should receive less compensation. 462 more words

Social Justice

Make Studio

Established 2010, Baltimore, Maryland

Make Studio is an ambitious little program that originally started in Baltimore with just one artist – they’re presently looking for support to make an important step in their development. 171 more words

Progressive Art Studio

For our sexual health week we talked focused on STDs and contraception methods although we did include more general health information in the newsletter.  We did a condom demonstration and then practiced putting on condoms (we used bananas as our phallics).  198 more words


Asperger's and Relationships: The Extreme Systemizer/Low Empathizer

*This article was written years ago. I have since learned a lot about myself and ways to empathize better. But there is useful information in this article for anyone with an interest in the Systemizing Quotient and the study thereof. 2,149 more words

Asperger's Syndrome

My Daughter is Different, but You Should Love Her Anyway.

Her name is Olivia. She’s different from your child, but please try to love her anyway.

She makes incredibly annoying noises: barking like a dog, meowing constantly like a cat, singing, clicking, humming. 955 more words

Re-Thinking Halloween Costumes

As Halloween approaches, and I get ready to celebrate the trick-or-treating season with my son, I started thinking about Halloween for me when I was a little girl. 331 more words

Heartbreaking: Mum Plans to Tell Her Disabled Son.....

…..I wanted to abort you, but missed the chance. She says she hates to say it “out loud,” but that’s what she and her husband “would have wanted.” And they sued the British National Health System, alleging that they feel they were not given the “full picture” regarding the extent of the little boy’s disabilities. 118 more words