Whether you’re going Paleo, or just trying to find more creative ways to use cauliflower, this recipe for cauliflower “rice” sounds pretty good! Have you tried it?
I make cilantro lime “rice” and it totally tastes right, even if the textures a little different.
Moroccan Drumsticks with Yogurt-Cucumber-Feta Sauce: These grilled drumsticks are full of exotic flavor; temper the heat with this Greek yogurt-base cucumber-feta sauce. (BHG.com)
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friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
I’ve posted about this before, but I always need to repost when people spell this out so well, since with my aphasia I really struggle to do so myself when asked.
I need to do more research. Holy cow!
I knew Autism Speaks was bad, but I didn’t know this. However, maybe someone should let Lindt know about all this crap, and make suggestions for real charities or foundations to donate to, instead?
An excellent petition.
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
I'm the anon from before asking about bipolar and schizophrenia. idk I've never been seen by a doctor or anything and I don't talk about my problems at all really to anyone. the thought of my future scares me so much and I just need to know there's hope. I have all these ideas from movies and stuff that the people with mental disorders end up in mental hospitals for the rest of their life and I'm terrified. idk I just wanted to ask someone that, to see what the thought. thanks for answering xx
No problem friend don’t worry :-)
Mental hospital stays are really usually only a 72 hour hold to make sure you’re safe. That’s all. Schizophrenia and bipolar are both highly managable, if you get a little help now.
I hate hijacking people’s asks but… My inbox is open if you want some information. I’d be happy to help you out and send you resources.
You can absolutely lead a normal life, with a little bit of modifications to help you out!
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So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
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also filed under: reasons high schools copy homework and cheat
Homework should be assigned on a weekly basis, so that 6 hours is spread out…
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
An excellent petition.