Archive for the ‘What the?’ Category

Joe Scarborough, Class Act, Links Aurora Shooter to Autism

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“As soon as I hear about this shooting, I knew who it was. I knew it was a young, white male, probably from an affluent neighborhood, disconnected from society — it happens time and time again. Most of it has to do with mental health; you have these people that are somewhere, I believe, on [...]

Dr Humphreys’ Article In the Irish Examiner Didn’t Feel so Good to Parents of Children with Autism

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Dr. Tony Humphreys started quite the disturbance in the autism community on February 3rd when the Irish Examiner published an article he wrote that insinuates a link between parenting and autism. In a nutshell, he argues that a lack of emotional presence in a child’s life will lead to their being detached and emotionally unresponsive. [...]

A 9 Year Old Autistic Girl and Her Service Dog Denied Entrance, Twice

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After Winners, a Canadian department store, denied Emily Ainsworth and her service dog, Levi, entrance to their store, they issued an apology for their mistake and gave her a $25 gift certificate. How nice. Emily is autistic and needs Levi to help her “stay grounded” and also to make sure she doesn’t wander off and get [...]

Special Bike Stolen from Autistic Boy

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Alex Jeffers’ special three-wheeled bike was stolen from his home in Delaware this past weekend. What makes an already outrageous action even worse is that Alex is diagnosed with autism. One of the most essential aspects of someone with autism’s life is a routine. Alex’s routine involved that bicycle that he received for his tenth birthday. Now [...]

McDonalds Manager Punches Mother of Two Autistic Boys in the Face

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Watch the video below to see surveillance footage of an off-duty manager of a Georgia McDonald’s on July 12, 2011 run after a mother of two autistic boys and then punch the mother in the face out in the parking lot. Why did this happen? The boys have a service dog that they bring along with [...]