Current laws that aim to ensure disabled people are not deprived of their liberty unlawfully are “in crisis” and need to be replaced urgently, according to the government’s advisers on law reform. 144 more words
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Those of us fortunate enough to know Amanda as she really is, without the Down Syndrome label, without talking over her or putting her in another room to watch cartoons with the kids (an ex-boyfriend’s sister actually did that once), those of us who don’t address her in monosyllables as if she were a dog, or thumb our superiority in other more subtle ways that still ring loud as a bell, those of us who know Amanda understand that she is, first and foremost, a dork. 381 more words
A new study looking at injury mortality in people with autism finds that accidental deaths are common and that swimming lessons could save lives.
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I have really missed blogging here for the last two weeks (I’m back, yay), but to be honest, I just needed a break. I felt wiped, depleted and I know from hard experience that when I feel like this it’s better to take a breather rather than having a meltdown and sobbing in my jammies at the side of the canal at 4.30am (ahem, apparently). 801 more words
Well, the snow is slowly settling and melting, and we have found our driveway, so although today’s high is forecast to be 19F, it appears spring may be imminent. 521 more words
“My 10 year-old child with high-functioning autism is very smart, but he is very, very poorly coordinated. He has difficulty riding his bike, bowling, catching, hitting a tennis ball, kicking, shooting a basketball, diving in a pool, swinging a bat, and throwing. 230 more words