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Ryan Boren
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Letter to My Representatives on the NRA, Gun Violence, and Mental Health @tedcruz @JohnCornyn @RepRWilliams

We are much more likely to be the victims of a violent crime than the perpetrators. Source: ASAN Statement on Gun Violence Prevention Following Parkland Mass Shooting | Autistic Self Advocacy Network The NRA is a deeply racist and ableist organization.…
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I love checklists. Here's why:

Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming. Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes. Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps and leave no room for…
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HR 620 is raw and ugly ableism. It welcomes a return to legal exclusion. Frivolous lawsuits by a handful of high-frequency filers can and should be handled at the district court or bar level. Apply political pressure on the bad actors instead of on…
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Arresting doctors, professors, combat vets, mothers, and children. Waiting outside schools to pick up parents and their kids. Coming to hospitals to deport the injured and sick—including small children with cerebral palsy. Stalking courthouses to collect…
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Trumpism fuels ableist and eugenicist hate against neurodivergent and disabled people. Haters are emboldened by the GOP’s open and apparent hostility to disabled folks. These haters have heads full of myths installed by the politics of resentment. They…
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We assembled this as a quick introduction for those interacting and working with our neurodivergent, social model family. Hello teacher, principal, professor, coach, tutor, therapist, psychologist, nurse, doctor, I’m autistic. You probably believe some…
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Imagine that, instead of fawning over future-oriented “trends” or the future promise of products – be they virtual reality or “personalized learning” or “flexible seating” or what have you, that education technology actually centered itself on ethical…
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Autistic anxiety is a powerful presence in my life. Its intensity can be unfathomable to a neurotypical mind. I’m 44 years old and have trouble ordering food at a restaurant. I need hours to come down from the adrenaline poisoning of a one-minute phone…
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This great Twitter thread offers #ChronicHolidays gift suggestions for chronically ill folks. If you’re looking for a gift for a spoonie in your life, check it out. So Hanukkah is in a few days, Christmas is coming up, and I personally think we should go…
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We’re sick of rapists and liars and traitors and kleptocrats and warmongers and white supremacists. We’re sick of whataboutism, deflection, false equivalence, projection, and defensive fetishes. We’re sick of bigots and abusers with their fear-based…
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