…Disclosing & Accommodations

An Autistic Perspective – Disclosing & Accommodations

An Autistic Perspective – Disclosing & Accommodations
— Read on neurodivergentrebel.com/2019/07/03/an-autistic-perspective-disclosing-accommodations/

While NeuroRebel focuses on Autism, her recommendations can be useful for any accommodation requests for the neurotypical or others in a work environment.

As for educational environment, in a college setting, there is usually an office that solely focuses on ADA accommodations, from my personal experience; however, I am unfamiliar with primary and secondary education. I would reference the actual ADA law itself for more information.

For a better understanding, sometimes the Wikipedia post can be useful. Just remember to always reference their sources, not Wikipedia as it is considered hearsay and not a valid resource since anyone can edit the page(s).


Elisabeth Sterken, director of the Infant Feeding Action Coalition in Canada, said four decades of research have established the importance of breast milk, which provides essential nutrients as well as hormones and antibodies that protect newborns against infectious disease. A 2016 study in The Lancet found that universal breast-feeding would prevent 800,000 child deaths a year across the globe and yield $300 billion in savings from reduced health care costs and improved economic outcomes for those reared on breast milk.

Scientists are loath to carry out double-blind studies that would provide one group with breast milk and another with breast milk substitutes. “This kind of ‘evidence-based’ research would be ethically and morally unacceptable,” Ms. Sterken said. Abbott Laboratories, the Chicago-based company that is one of the biggest players in the $70 billion baby food market, declined to comment. Nestlé, the Switzerland-based food giant with significant operations in the United States, sought to distance itself from the threats against Ecuador and said the company would continue to support the international code on the marketing of breast milk substitutes, which calls on governments to regulate the inappropriate promotion of such products and to encourage breast-feeding.

In addition to the trade threats, Todd C. Chapman, the United States ambassador to Ecuador, suggested in meetings with officials in Quito, the Ecuadorean capital, that the Trump administration might also retaliate by withdrawing the military assistance it has been providing in northern Ecuador, a region wracked by violence spilling across the border from Colombia, according to an Ecuadorean government official who took part in the meeting.

The United States Embassy in Quito declined to make Mr. Chapman available for an interview. “We were shocked because we didn’t understand how such a small matter like breast-feeding could provoke such a dramatic response,” said the Ecuadorean official, who asked not to be identified because she was afraid of losing her job.

Why does capitalism have to come first, America? Internationally threatening other countries if they advocate and protect for breastfeeding, seriously?!

Why are we electing people who want what is best for them and those who they lobby for than what is best for our children and humanity as a whole?!

Why is doing what is right and selfless so difficult, especially for infants?







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U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials (article)