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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…
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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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.
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
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.
Source: JOSH WILLS – MISSING