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    Autism = Death: The social and medical impact of a catastrophic medical model of autistic spectrum disorders

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    This discussion interrogates the continuing impact of the pervasive and persistent usage of debilitating metaphors perpetuating ‘historical’ superstitions, myths and beliefs surrounding disability. This article examines the real-life consequences of the power exercised through the deployment of derogatory metaphors and their very real effects on care and treatment decisions. The article illuminates how diagnostic categories and their associative metaphors work to situate boundaries of normality with pathologising difference. It concludes by demonstrating the catastrophic effect of the metaphoric dehumanisation of autistics that has recently culminated in murder being euphemistically referred to and condoned as ‘mercy killing’

    Field Recognition of Adult \u3ci\u3eAcentrella\u3c/i\u3e and \u3ci\u3eHeterocloeon\u3c/i\u3e (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae)

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    The highly developed anterior process of the mesothorax, is described as a useful field character for identifying adults of Acentrella and Heterocloeon in the Nearctic. This presumed adult synapomorphy suggests a sister relation- ship of the two genera

    Design of the materials experiment carrier for on-orbit servicing

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    This paper discussed the MEC system and its mission from the viewpoint of orbit servicing. Information is provided on MEC system requirements, design for on orbit servicing, on orbit servicing operations and rationale and servicing costs

    Differential Shoot Feeding by Adult \u3ci\u3eTomicus Piniperda\u3c/i\u3e (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Mixed Stands of Native and Introduced Pines in Indiana.

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    The larger pine shoot beetle Tomicus piniperda, a native bark beetle of Europe and Asia, was found in North American Christmas tree plantations in 1992 in Ohio. Subsequent surveys found it in six U.S. states and in one Canadian province. The first natural area where Tomicus was found to be established was at the Indiana Dunes State Park, in northwestern Indiana near the Lake Michigan shoreline. Pine stands were surveyed for fallen shoots to determine the extent and range of shoot feeding in the park. Within the study area adult Tomicus fed on the shoots of all native pines (Pinus banksiana, P. resinosa. and P. strobus.), as well as the European species (P. sylvestris). More fallen shoots were collected from both P. resinosa and P. sylvestris than expected from their basal areas in the sampled stands. This contrasted with P. banksiana and P. strobus whose shoots were underrepresented relative to their basal areas. The relatively high numbers of fallen shoots found for P. resinosa suggests that red pines in the Great Lakes region will easily support populations of T. piniperda

    The New Federal Rules of Evidence: An Overview

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    Barbaetis: A New Genus of Eastern Nearctic Mayflies (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae)

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    The new genus Barbaetis Waltz and McCafferty, and new species Barbaetis benfieldi Kennedy are described from larvae collected from the New River, Virginia. Barbaetis is easily told from Baetis by the presence of procoxal osmobranchia. Cladistics of B. benfieldi, related Pseudocloeon species, and the lutheri and pavidus complexes of Baetis are presented and indicate the need for further taxonomic revision. The habitat of B. benfieldi is described in terms of several ecological parameters. The new species demonstrates a univoltine life history with postembryonic development restricted to a short springtime period


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    Closing the Gap: How Improving Information Flow Can Help Community-Based Organizations Keep Uninsured Kids From Falling Through the Cracks

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    Evaluates how community-based organizations used a tool for systematic, ongoing data exchange with the state to monitor children's enrollment and redetermination status in public health insurance. Explores its potential to boost outreach and enrollment

    Fact Sheet: Impacts of fire hazard assessment and fuel reduction priorities on mega-fire* outcomes: A hypothetical test using the Wallow Fire in Arizona

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    In response to Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United States Forest Service (USFS) has developed a process for prioritizing and allocating funding for fuel reduction treatments. The national level process assesses fire hazard (using fire simulation modeling) and combines it with other factors to inform national level budget allocations for hazardous fuels programs to the USFS Regions. Allocation processes at regional and federal forest levels incorporate additional local values at risk, both social and economic, and prioritization assessments. These processes are not standardized among regions in order to allow for the inherent variability at finer scales

    PSYX 543.03: Applied Clinical Methods

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