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Reginald “Neli” Latson was an 18 year-old Autistic high school student, a good student, a wrestler, when he was arrested while waiting for ...
We can all use a daily reminder that we are loved, accepted and adored for being exactly who we are. Ollibean Goods of the Day- "LOVED as I am" , "You ...
I am a professional person who works as an autism consultant to various school districts when I am not speaking and writing. I have an...
Ollibean Good of the Day- "Compliance Is Not my Goal" tee shirts, Ollibean bags, mugs, cards, iPhone cases that celebrate di...
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As an autistic getting through the holiday time can be quite tricky. As an autistic parent with children who had different needs it was even...
As an autistic, I know first hand how my communication abilities are different from the neuro-majority people around me. Most people do not understand ...
Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This ...
Ever since the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and more recently, after a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, I have...
Parenting
Our kids went back to school this month and likely many families are still struggling with the transition. It often seems that as the newness...
Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t ...
I spoke at Hillsborough County School District’s board meeting on September 9, 2014 to address safety concerns for students with disabilities after ...
Because of my autism I have an autistic thinking style. One characteristic often attributed to me is “inflexible thinking.” Flexibility in thinking ...
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Ollibean Goods - gifts that celebrate inclusion and diversity . Ollibean Goods donates 10 % of net proceeds to fund literacy programs and provide iPads ...
All my life I have been easily overwhelmed by sound and motion.  I can hear things nobody else even notices such as the hum of...
A challenge I am continually faced with as an autistic adult is the misinformed presumption and resulting behavior of neurotypical people when I do not...
Resources
We love this free American Sign Language resource- ASL Uni...
Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for informatio about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal ...
Explore the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) Website to learn it promotes and provides equal access to communication and learning for students ...
We love YogaKids and their foundation Go Give Yoga! Their mission is " to promote peace, health, empowerment and education" . Ok, sig...
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What is the social model of disability and why is it impo...
Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm ...
Love this video by Tina and Paul Sirimarco. Tina is an ASL interpreter and has been teaching her husband to sign. The videos they have...
At only 25, Lizzie Velaquez is a motivational speaker, the subject of an upcoming documentary and author. In her viral TedX Talk, How Do YOU...