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Executing Developmentally Disabled People Is Still Wrong

There is a chorus of “every murder should die” and “who cares if he’s a retard?” threads on most posts surrounding execution of developmentally disabled individuals, and… 283 more words

Behavior

CA11: Hall v. Florida is not Retroactive - Denies Certification to SCOTUS

Ruling that a Georgia death row prisoner scheduled for immediate execution (his fourth rescheduled execution) did not meet the requirements of 28 USC 2244 in a petition claiming an intellectual disability precluded his execution pursuant to… 248 more words

CA11

Featured News - A Special Hell Book Launch

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Dr. Claudia Malacrida’s “A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta’s Eugenic Years”. This book, over 15 years in the making, draws on oral history interviews with ex-inmates of Alberta’s Michener Centre (formerly the Provincial Training School for Mental Defectives), whose stories are powerful and cautionary. 62 more words

Eugenics

Training for Life Campus to be Built in Jefferson City

(Jefferson City) After meeting on Saturday, Jan. 17 to review the bids for the Training for Life Campus (TLC) from Columbia and Jefferson City, the Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) Board of Directors made a unanimous decision to enter into an agreement with Jefferson City officials to locate the 44,000-sq.-foot Training for Life Campus on the 15.5 acres donated by Farmer Holding Company and Twehous Excavating. 880 more words

New group home for people with intellectual disabilities underway

SASKATOON – A sod turning ceremony was held Monday afternoon marking the first step towards building a new group home in Saskatoon’s Varsity View neighbourhood. LutherCare Communities’ home will be an inclusive space that four individuals with intellectual disabilities can call home. 211 more words

Canada

my trans gender experiences

had grown up having no concept of difference in people,to me;male and female were the same thing. i had not known any different until just after thirtyth birthday when something clicked. 195 more words

Classic Autism