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Disabled activists take part in nationwide day of mourning

Dr. Bethany Ziss of the Children’s Institute reads a poem criticizing the health care industry’s attitude toward people with disabilities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Andrea Mauro was physically restrained, force-fed horseradish and shocked with play buzzers as a child when they had tantrums or failed speech therapy exercises. All of this was done to them by the people their parents had sought out to “help” them. Mauro, an autistic activist and student studyi...

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