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    Thirteen-year-old activist with autism wants to close seclusion rooms at schools (via NBC News)

    “When I asked for help or asked if anyone was still there, nobody would answer,” said Alex. “I felt alone. I felt scared.” More from the Source: NBC News I had just finished reading about the need to teach self-advocacy and self-determination to individuals with intellectual disabilities then this came across my news feed. I had no idea this was a thing in schools. Yet, I can see why it is perhaps a final straw necessity as I have heard several first hand accounts of students beating up their teachers. The thing that gets me with this child’s story though is that his parents had no idea and the principal…