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A Child in a Straight Jacket

I grew up in the Bronx, New York. I was born in the early 90s, and If you think the system is unethical now, you can imagine the hell it was back then. This was a time when parents would leave their children to horrific fates, deeply believing– or …

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The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

As an autistic student, I was placed in seclusion in elementary school. The effects still haunt me.
Mrs. Bradshaw was her name. She was my first grade teacher at Mountain View elementary School in Broomfield, Colorado, and she was the strangest teache…

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Seclusion Broke My Heart

He was my little brother, and my whole life was centered around protecting him. We lived in a rural area in the backwoods, and awareness and acceptance was far behind. Elementary school was the worst, because whatever teacher you had– you had them an…

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