Writing trauma

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Originally posted on mydaftlife:
I want to write this post as close as possible to giving evidence at the General Medical Council (GMC) tribunal investigating Dr Murphy’s fitness to practice. To capture the essence and rawness of the experience. The…

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Writing trauma

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Disability and compassion have no nation.

“Trying to help a disabled girl seeking asylum brought my staff to tears…”


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Locked in for autism and why I despise it.

For the last few years at my nearest Tesco (aka Stress-co) store they have held a “locked in for autism” event – and it has always, for want of a better word, freaked me out, why would anyone chose to be locked in a glass box in public for all the shopping world look at you ?

As an autistic woman and parent to wonderfully neurodiverse children, we earned stares over the years, and maybe, just maybe it is meant to represent that,  we are locked in by others perceptions of what Autism is, this “fundraising event” it’s just so skin-crawlingly awful a concept, and as a consequence, I give the store a wide berth until it is over.

This petition has nailed why I hate it so much, the representation that you are locked in highlights institutional abuse of some of the most vulnerable people within our society and that Cauldwell are exploiting the goodwill of the people who do not know that our children and loved ones are imprisoned and locked away from community and family.


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Cycle For Health – Erewash – West Park

Dear all,

Erewash Borough Council have recently launched a Cycling programme aiming to encourage more people to take part in the sport, giving them the opportunity to access led rides in their community. We have a Cycle activator who is working with several volunteer ride leaders and we aim to set up several rides around the borough.

We have just launched our first ride which takes place Wednesday mornings at 10am, meeting at West park Leisure Centre.

For any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Kevin Hatton

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator

Erewash Borough Council

Sport and Leisure Services

Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre, Nursery Avenue, Sandiacre, Derbyshire, NG10 5AE

 Tel: 0115 907 22 44 Extension: 4324


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Theresa May urged to appoint learning disability commissioner.

The “shocking” case of a man with learning disabilities and terminal cancer has led to a call for the prime minister to appoint a commissioner for learning disabled people’s rights.

Ian Shaw, 34, spent nine years in secure hospitals before being moved into community care last year.

The cancer was found and his parents say the units should have spotted it.

Sir Stephen Bubb, author of two reports on secure units, has told Theresa May Ian’s case highlights ongoing failures.

Sir Stephen told the BBC that Ian’s story was “all too typical”.

“It has led me to believe that institutional care is at root abusive and we must close these institutions.”


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“The debate surrounding whether disabled people should be able to hire sex surrogates is a divisive issue…”

“The important thing is to recognise that everyone has sexual needs,” says Ms Povey, director for the Centre of Autism



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An open letter to Glastonbury, from a victim.

Source: An open letter to Glastonbury, from a victim.

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A breach too far

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London – JOSH WILLS – Missing since 3:45pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017

Joshua is a severely autistic and extremely vulnerable young man. He enjoys exploring buildings but will try to explore public and private places as doesn’t fully understand the differences. He managed to break free from his mum and run off this afternoon. He is incredibly fast and strong and is unlikely to want to interact with people or respond to requests when agitated or over stimulated.


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