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One Photograph to Break My Silence: A Heart-to-Heart Conversation on Autism and Sexual Abuse

[Title]The prevalence of autism and sexual abuse exists. We know it exists. So why do we continue to remain silent on this issue? We need to bring that conversation back to life. Even if it is to break the silence -- one person at a time.

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6 Things an OB/GYN Needs to Know When Taking Care of a Patient with ASD


6 Things an OB/GYN Needs to Know When Taking Care of a Patient with ASD

Without a doubt, office visits with an OB/GYN are among the most stressful health care procedures... especially for people on the autism spectrum. Because the OB/GYN environment is not often "ASD-friendly", these individuals may avoid these visits altogether. This is unfortunate considering OB/GYN visits are essential in ensuring a person's sexual and physical reproductive health. But little changes in your environment and your interactions can make a world of a difference. If you are an OB/GYN and caring for a patient on the autism spectrum, here are 6 things you need to know.
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Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.

Bullying issues exist for LGBT youth with disabilities, too.There has been a rise in media coverage and celebrity campaigns on the serious issue of anti-gay bullying, and the awareness is all worth applauding for.  But what about the individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning and have an ASD or other developmental disability?

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The “Idiot Law”: A Brief History of Michigan Marriage Discrimination Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Interested in the topic of marriage and disability rights?  You'll want to know a little history on Michigan's "Idiot Law", which (until 9 years ago) stated if you have a developmental disability, or even institutionalized briefly, walking down the aisle would be considered a felony.  And that also applied to getting frisky.

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So What’s the Fascination with Autism and Sex?

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