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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Petition calls to dismantle Queen’s Autism Speaks Canada

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 165


I really think critiques should focus more on what Autism $peaks is doing NOW, and why (at least some of) those things are harmful to autistic people, rather than on continuing to call A$ a "hate group" based on videos they produced 12 to 15 years ago. To make an up-to-date critique would...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Connecticut Latino lawmakers propose banning 'Latinx’

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 255


NBC News A group of Latino lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas’ lead and ban the term “Latinx” from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers. The word is used as a gender-neutral alternative to “Latino” and “Latina” and is helpful in s...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: MODERATOR ATTENTION: How to get help when you need it

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 9:31 pm 

Replies: 309
Views: 18,995


Request this thread be merged into the general COVID thread as that thread already has posts about Biden lifting the emergency order.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Newly Elected Republican Lied about his entire life

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 9:21 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 3,622


The FBI is investigating Santos' role in alleged GoFundMe scheme for a veteran's dying dog The FBI is speaking with a Navy veteran who recently alleged that Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., essentially stole thousands of dollars from an online fundraising campaign intended to cover lifesaving surgery fo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: House Judiciary Committee, Insurrection, Pledge of Allegence

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 9:14 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 42


Fireworks in House after Democrat says 'insurrectionists' should be banned from leading Pledge of Allegiance A routine House committee meeting erupted into a heated, nearly hourlong debate Wednesday over the Pledge of Allegiance, with one Democratic lawmaker saying that "insurrectionists"...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Gen Z discovers Kate Bush in a big way due to Netflix show

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,333


It’s not just Bill and Frank: ‘Long Long Time’ is still one of Linda Ronstadt’s favorites, too Linda Ronstadt has a simple and earnest message for the folks discovering her music after the latest episode of “The Last of Us”: She hopes you enjoy it. Ronstadt, who admits she doesn’t “follow social me...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Inclusion teachers begin student support roles S. Australia

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 11:42 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 59


Australian Broadcasting Company South Australian primary schools will now have specialist autism inclusion teachers, with more than 400 starting in the roles in the first week back from holidays. Premier Peter Malinauskas said the aim of the newly created roles was to increase the skills of the sta...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lucy Kross Wallace: Reflections of a former NT warrior

Posted: 01 Feb 2023, 12:11 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 156


Interesting interview https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGVyZiMkhk It was an interesting interview. One thing I took from the interview is that Lucy has been only or mostly exposed to the censorious “woke” wing of the ND movement which is understandable as she is a college student. I think if she join...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump Loses to DeSantis in straw poll

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 9:52 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 869


Trump-DeSantis rivalry approaches boiling point The long-simmering tensions between former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) are nearing a boiling point amid signs that DeSantis and his team are actively moving toward a 2024 presidential run. DeSantis’s national ambitions have long ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Newly Elected Republican Lied about his entire life

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 9:13 pm 

Replies: 91
Views: 3,622


Santos steps down from House panels amid ethics issues Republican Rep. George Santos of New York announced Tuesday he is temporarily stepping down from his two congressional committees, a move that comes amid a host of ethics issues and a day after he met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. In a pre...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 8,309
Views: 189,613


The COVID Public Health Emergency Is Ending. Here's What Will Happen to Health Care What is a public health emergency? Under the Public Health Service Act of 1944, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services can determine that a disease outbreak or bioterror attack poses a publi...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Gen Z discovers Kate Bush in a big way due to Netflix show

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,333


Linda Ronstadt's 'Long Long Time' Soaring on Streaming After 'The Last of Us' Episode Linda Ronstadt is having her Kate Bush moment after streams of her song "Long, Long Time" have majorly spiked after being featured in Sunday's installment of The Last of Us . The 1979 tune played a pivot...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Manhattan DA reopening Stormy Daniels hush money case

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 2:08 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 261


I heard Michael Cohen on a couple interviews saying he'd gone to some meetings about this and all he could say was that the people present were a team of top notch professionals and they weren't wasting their time or his and he expected he'd be called to future meetings. Sounds like they're pursuin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism May Increase the Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 354


I posted it because of the claim it was a Meta study with with over 7,000,000 participant's posted in JAMA . Did not sound like a quack study to me. Here is the link to the journal article Association Between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cardiometabolic Diseases You need a subscription for full tex...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Petition calls to dismantle Queen’s Autism Speaks Canada

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 12:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 165


Do you know how to access the petition? I opened your link but it seems it's only on Insta? In my experience QSAS is negligent in its accommodation of neurodivergence. I've never heard of Autistics for Autistics so I'll check that out. https://www.change.org/p/stop-autism-speaks-presence-at-queen-s...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hundreds of Autistics locked away and violently abused in UK

Posted: 31 Jan 2023, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,199


Care home left autistic resident stuck on floor in urine and faeces for three days during heatwave A care home resident had to be taken to hospital after being stuck on his bedroom floor for three days during the summer heatwave. His parents, who asked to remain anonymous to protect their son's pri...
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