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Emmerdale actor James Moore has called out the upcoming US TV drama In The Dark for not casting a disabled actor in the show’s lead role, that of a blind woman who is the only witness to a murder. The soap star, who both lives with and plays a character with cerebral palsy on the […]
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Saturday saw the hashtag #AbledsAreWeird trending on Twitter, highlighting the weird, thoughtless, ableist and offensive things said by non-disabled people to members of the disabled community. The hashtag was started by blogger Imani Barbarin on Friday, when she tweeted: “I think about the time an abled random stranger threw my crutch into the pool ‘to […]
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A study carried out in partnership by University College London and the Kensington and Chelsea Learning Disability Service has discovered that autistic people have an elevated risk of becoming homeless. Reported on the academic journalism website the Conversation, William Mandy, one of the researchers involved in the study, revealed that people who displayed autistic traits […]
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Online retail giant Amazon has quietly removed a number of books from its website after an investigative piece by Wired revealed that the website stocked a number of books which promoted deeply harmful “cures” for autism, including bleach enemas. The exposé, published on Monday by Wired, showed that Amazon was selling a number of dangerous […]
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Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth and minister for disabled people, has resigned from her position in parliament after voting against the government whip on last night’s vote which saw the Commons vote to reject the no-deal Brexit. Newton is the 15th member of parliament to resign over Brexit, and is among a group […]
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National charity Hft, who support adults with learning disabilities, have blasted chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond over the lack of funding proposals or solutions to the financial issues faced in the social care sector. Hft have criticised Hammond’s budget, having previously asked for an emergency injection of funding for social care in order to […]
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Paralympic cyclist Tim Challinor has been branded a “sad pathetic lonely man” by management at a restaurant in Eastbourne after he left a review on TripAdvisor which they deemed “malicious”. Tim visited Tuk Tuk on Terminus road on two consecutive nights, finding fault enough in his service on the second night to leave a review […]
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A devastated bride has taken to Facebook asking for advice after her mother-in-law asked that her disabled father be un-invited from her wedding. The Metro reported that the unnamed woman from the United States took to a wedding shaming group on Facebook to ask for advice after her fiancé began acting strangely regarding the planning […]
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Research carried out by access review website Euan’s Guide has revealed that disabled people consider historic places or buildings more accessible than the average pub. The results of the survey, published today in Euan’s Guide’s The Access Survey, revealed that while 21% of respondents said that historic locations had “good” or “excellent” accessibility, only 13% […]
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A new paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has once again debunked the link between the MMR vaccine and autism as global instances of measles rise by almost three-quarters. Written by a team of Danish researchers, the paper is a follow-on from a 2002 study carried out by the same team, who again […]
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