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When I shared my post “Celebrating My Life” one commenter pointed out that “very few people are as comfortable in their skins” as I am....
I am writing this prompted by something John Elder Robison (I will refer to him by his initials, JER) wrote about Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, in...
It has taken most my lifetime for me to begin figuring out stuck emotions in relationship to my autism. In discussing this with other autistic...
This blog (The Autism Wars), and all the other blogs and projects associated with it, are for my autistic son, Mustafa. But this blog is...
Judy Endow
A universal assumption about autism is that autistic people tend to be inflexible and it is NOT GOOD to be inflexible. Let’s take a look...
I started painting with acrylics in 2012. I wanted to use that medium to illustrate aspects of my autism. To date I have written several...
Feb. 23, 2013 was this flash blog day. Autistics were asked to complete the phrase “Autistic people should…” as a way to make a positive...
I recently presented to a room full of people on the topic of Autistic People and Literacy. A few days later I again presented to...
Parenting
I love musicals and other live theater performances. About five years ago I googled the name of the performing arts theater in my town along...
In this life I am missing the ability to go out into the world and just be accepted for my natural autistic self. I must...
We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource...
Recently, I was told by a parent of a child on the autism spectrum that I am “not significantly enough affected by autism to be...
Amy Sequenzia
I don’t want Autism Awareness. Actually, I fear Autism Awareness because it only makes the world fear, hate and ignore us, one blue light, one puzzle ...
You are anywhere You are anytime Daring and enticing Changes unexpectedly predictable The obstinate constant I see your bright presence Piercing my eyes ...
My life through the years I’ve been listening to this It’s enough to bring out tears I need it to immediately cease.   They talk...
Autism Speaks asked us to tell how our lives have been touched by the organization’s “advocacy”. Autism Speaks should have known better. The party ...
Resources
National Catholic Board of Full Inclusion has a vision of full inclusion in Catholic schools for students with disabilities. Our mission is to inspire ...
Ollibean is very proud to be a media partner of the Disability Visibility Project. Please join us in spreading the word about this important project ...
We love this free American Sign Language resource- ASL Uni...
Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for information about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal ...
Video
We love this TEDx Talk from our friend, Torrie Dunlap, at Kids Included Together.Torrie graciously shared the transcript to make this video accessible. ...
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...
Henry Frost
I am thinking you will understand more when you see the feeling . The feeling on ...
There are two houses.There are two boys that live in these houses. Each house inside has one family living. Each member of each family has...
My family saw. I had hopeful times . Tracy invited me home to Vermont to learn . I went to ICI to learn. All the...
Best place for all autistic people, all disabled not disabled people, all families to speak together. Speak together for acceptance, inclusion, communication, ...