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
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*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
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
…..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