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Autism Support in Vienna Sucks, So I'm Opening My Own Therapy Center

Austria is known as the country that brought the world the waltz, Wiener schnitzel, and lots of really yummy pastries. It’s also the birthplace of Freud, a little trivia factoid that might lead you to assume that mental health would be an open topic, and not a taboo subject. But as I’ve … Continue reading Source link

Apply for a Shuttleworth Fellowship!

I’m the “Honourary Steward” for this year’s Shuttleworth Fellowship, this being a valuable and prestigious prize given to people who are undertaking to make the world a better, more open place (“social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference”). Being Honourary Steward means that I help choose the …

UC Berkeley chancellor installs office "escape door" as security measure against protesters

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, installed an emergency exit door between Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ office and his conference room so he can escape if protestors violently storm his suite. From the Daily Californian: Construction of the door was requested about a year ago in response to a protest in April 2015 when protesters stormed the chancellor’s suite (photo …