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Deprivation of liberty rules are ‘in crisis’ and must be replaced, says Law Commission | DisabledGo News and Blog

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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Amanda Portrait Day 12 - Little Beluga

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

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Swimming lessons may be life-saver for children with autism - Medical News Today

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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Wheel Independence

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

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Amanda Portrait Day 10 - Watercolor

Amanda would appreciate this image, as it is probably her favorite stage that her hair was in — long and flowing. This is the longest her hair ever got. 321 more words

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Healthcare Reform: A Dystopian Nod to Charlie Dickens

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

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My Aspergers Child: Hypotonia in Kids on the Autism Spectrum

“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

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