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Restaurant owner offers free hugs with every meal

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Ableist terms on Thought Catalog

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Ableist Language
An article titled “15 Crazy Examples of Insanely Ableist Language” on Thought Catalog, has named some of the ableist terms that people use on a daily basis. The author, Parker Marie Molloy, starts by saying that the words…
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Study reveals guard violence towards inmates disproportionately impacts prisoners with mental illness

Headshot of Andre LaneAn internal study unearthed by The New York Times details the horrifying culture of guard violence towards inmates at Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail. According to The Times, the study was conducted by the New York Department of…
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Short film highlights the importance of daily independence

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Young woman with cerebral palsy launches Youtube project to address lack of media representation of people with disabilities

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