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Gaze Aversion: An Autistic Adaptation

Here is a wonderful new post that states what for me has long been glaringly obvious. Encouraging Eye Contact May Disturb Autistic Kids’ Thinking Terrific! A concise statement of what I have been thinking for quite some time now. Mother Nature doesn’t make mistakes. There is a reason for our behaviors. True, we can change them …

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Governor Deval Patrick unveils online tool to show impact of his budget proposal on an individual or family

Approximately half of Massachusetts residents will pay less, or the same under Governor Patrick’s proposal to grow jobs and opportunity BOSTON – Monday, March 4, 2013– Governor Deval Patrick today unveiled an online tool that shows the impact of the Patrick-Murray Administration Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) budget proposal on an individual or family’s budget. The …

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You can make a difference! Help stop bullying.

The latest newsletter from MassEquality contains a section about bullying. This is a huge issue for those of us in the disability community. As many of my faithful readers know, I am a member of the Massachusetts Cross-Disability Advocacy Coalition, and this issue will be a major focus for us in the coming months. You …

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Crime and Punishment in America

This letter in the February 27 New Yorker caught my eye. The author’s affiliations are not stated, though given The New Yorker’s reputation for vigorous fact-checking, I’m sure her credentials were vetted. She says that in her “work with incarcerated women” she encounters a large segment of inmates who are serving time simply to pay …

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