Thursday, May 8, 2014

In the News - April 2014

A collection of news articles, blogs, stories and information about Down syndrome, disability and special needs, from Down Wit Dat's Facebook page.  These are from April 2014.

AUDIOindicates an audio clip
APPEAL indicates an online petition or plea
BLOG indicates a blog post
CASE indicates a lawsuit or proceedings
EVENT indicates a scheduled event
IMAGE indicates a graphic, image or comic
LAWS indicates a new piece of legislation
LINKS indicates links or resource materials
PHOTOS indicates photos
POLL indicates an online survey
POST indicates an advocacy statement made through social media
PRESS indicates a press release
QUOTE indicates a meaningful quote
STUDY indicates a study or discovery
THREAD indicates an online discussion thread
VIDEO indicates a video or movie clip
VLOG **NEW** indicates a video blog post

BLOGWhat Good Does Autism Awareness Do?  It Doesn't
IMAGE"Text Reads: Autism "Awareness" Month: The month that Autism $peaks..."
Awareness Sucks
POST"Top Ten Things I want you to be Aware of on Autism Awareness Day:..."
IMAGE"#boycottautismspeaks I am grateful for parents and allies who actually "get it" and..."
IMAGE"My Plan B is to stick to Plan A and fight for Social Justice...  There is no Plan B!"

APPEALSesame Street:  Reconsider Partnership with Autism Speaks
POSTFrom one year ago: The Surgical Suite
BLOGCircle of the Sun

Autism Acceptance Month 2014: Cynthia Kim
IMAGE "The nondisabled world tells disabled people generally that our lot is unavoidably tragic, ..."
IMAGEDid you know?  Stimming:  Usually NOT harmful - the repetitive movement of body and...
Special-Ed Student Who Recorded Bullies Accused of Felony Wiretapping
POST“Functioning labels are insulting to me. And people like me do not like to have others label..."
April is Autism Speaks Awareness Month

The death no one cares about
Happy Easter!

Panis Angelicus

I Am More Than An Empty Wheelchair: Speaking Up Against Ableism
Spring Clean Up
POST"Watching the news. A story comes on about "classroom evacuations" that are... "
Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014
Awareness v. Acceptance: Does It Matter? Article for PACLA Magazine @Aut_Love_Accept
Everybody and their Frog: Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

Autism advocates should promote acceptance, not fear
POST@SOOntario given chq from @PeelPoliceMedia & @CarPride, 11 Div ran a successful Charity Car Wash raising $14,000

My Name is David Heller, Class of 2018, The College of New Jersey, and I Want to Tell You, “Nothing Is Impossible”

Having THE Conversation & Parenting
BLOGYes, That Too: Expressing PosAutivity MY way #AutismFlashblog2014
Shaping Clay's Expressions of PosAutivity: #AutismPositivity2014
Autism Graphics
S.R. Salas | Autism Blog: Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014
BLOGBehavior is Communication: Are You Listening?

April also saw another edition of the T-21 Blog Hop...

Thanks to all who participated.

The T-21 Blog Hop will take place every month on the 21st, for three days and will continue to feature advocacy posts from across the disability community.

...And that's the news.  Keep the stories and information coming!

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