Weekly Wrap-Up

weekly wrap up CANThis week advocates have been watching the Massachusetts legislature to learn the fate of a possible ban on some of the aversive “treatments” used in places like the Judge Rotenberg Center. Advocates and a few legislators have been working for decades to end what UN reps have referred to as torture.  Updates to come.

Advocates continue to seek justice for Kayleb Moon-Robinson as well as keeping up to date on the United Airlines incident and other cases. We are committed to effectively addressing, and educating the public about the root causes of situations like these.

CAN Radio is working on a new line-up for the program’s return from its summer hiatus. New episodes will be airing the first week of July. In the meantime, past episodes are available on demand right here.

Plans are being made for the annual Mind the Gap in Education School Supply Drive. Donations of brand new school supplies, books, educator resources and references, items for students with disabilities and more can be dropped off at locations (TBA) with our large, colorful donation drums. Monetary donations can be made any time right here on our website, or by mail. We’ve served hundreds of students and teachers since the program started, and each year we set a new goal. Stay tuned for more updates.

Coming up on the blog: Pit Bulls and People, School’s Out, Hollywood, Punks and Posers, Tale of Two Advocates, Our Generation (series), breaking news, and more. We welcome guest bloggers. If interested, contact us!

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Golf Outing to Benefit Local Autism Foundation

coming upMark your calendars for the 6th annual Golf Outing to benefit Adam Morgan Foundation. The Adam Morgan Foundation directly supports autistic children and families within the local community. All money raised for the event stays in the local community and will help Adam Morgan Foundation to continue supporting children and families. The annual golf outing includes cart, lunch, drinks, dinner, prizes, and silent auction.
Date: Sunday June 28th, 2015
Time:  12:00 PM Registration
Place: Forest Park Golf Course, St. Louis, MO 63112
Contact the Adam Morgan Foundation for additional information.

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SadGrayBoyImagine being born into a world that doesn’t accept you. Imagine that as you grow and develop, all you hear people say is there’s something wrong with you. You don’t fit. You need to change. Conform or else! Why can’t you just act like a normal kid? But as much as you struggle and try to be what you think everyone wants you to be, you can’t. You look in the mirror.  You don’t see anything different. You don’t know what’s wrong. You don’t know why you can’t change. You don’t even know exactly what you’re supposed to do, or how you can fix these problems everyone is talking about. What is it that everyone hates? You wonder how you can prove to everyone that you’re a person just like they are. You want to be accepted and loved just like they do. You start to internalize everything that people say about you. Continue reading

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