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I am an adult with autism. My thinking is visual rather than word-based. Autism gifts me with a literal and concrete way of thinking. My...
Sesame Street knew nobody was missing, or lacking, anything. I was perfect! Everyone is perfect! But in real life, as I grew older, doctors and teachers ...
You may like lighting it up blue or using puzzle pieces as a symbol of autism awareness. I personally no longer like either of these...
Parents, home is the single most important place for our children to feel accepted. We must embrace ALL of our children with love and acceptance...
Think Tank
There are some particularly insidious double standards at work here. It's time to put an end...
Today is “Love, Not Fear” flashblog. We write about the beauty of being, living, sharing and experience Autism, an Autis...
I felt like an outsider taking first steps into a world that I hadn’t realized existed. An autism ...
Over 200 mourners gathered in New York on January 25 for the public funeral service for Avonte Oquendo. The 14-year-old autistic boy’s remains were ...
Video
"The research shows that when a child who is not academically gifted is included in a regular school, not only do the academics improve across the school, ...
'Weird and Wonderful", a feature-length documentary, tells the story of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s unt...
The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people ...
‎"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the 'dis' out of disability, but maybe... just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back ...
Resources We Love
I know most people want to do the right thing and believe “Autism Awareness” helps. But it doesn’t and it is time for some blunt truths, it is past ...
Yesterday I went to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store near my house with my laptop. It reminded me of just how far I...
We first saw Who Cares About Kelsey ? at the National Center on Inclusive Education’s Summer Institute and instantly connected to the film's message ...
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Autism Now Center have created "Welcome to the Autistic Community! " It is a must read for anyone who wants ...
Advocacy
I was taught to treat other people the way I want to be treated. This works out great when I am with autistic friends because...
Have you seen this #DearFutureMom Video? We love it here at Ollibean and in honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we think it’s definitely worth...
Today is “Stop Combating Me” flashblog. We are not the enemy but the way legislation is written puts us in rea...
Being disabled and in hospitals is always scary because our lives is not valued as the lives of non-disabled. I was, in a way, lucky but the policies ...
Parenting
Over the course of my life I have seen many kinds of crossing signs. When I go to a college campus I drive past a...
A Fun Alternative to Children's Mobilit...
In a recent post for Think Inclusive, self-advocate Emily Ladau explores the idea of advocate-allies who work with self-advocates towards disability rights. ...
We hope all kids are learning to code. If they aren't being taught programming skills in school, there are so many great sites that can help them get ...
Inclusive Education
I am thinking you will understand more when you see the feeling . The feeling on ...
I was taught to say, “Thank you for being my friend.” So I say it. I was told to smile like I mean it. So...
AAPD's PSA features three real students sharing a simple message: people with disabilities are powerful, self-determined individuals—not ...
Just like people in the neuro majority do not automatically understand social norms of autistics so it is that autistics do not automatically understand ...
Ollibean Thought Leaders
I do not know if you have ever thought of it this way, but it is a step up that today autistics have the opportunity...
"And we’re going to develop leadership, that has a fundamental difference and that is, it's inclusive . It believes in people, and in our strengths ...
"Equal access, level playing field, dignity, respect for my son and all his community. No separate classrooms separate doors or isolation from others. ...
Sara Winter answers our Change Leader Questionairre. Sara is the founder of Squag™ - a wonderful curated, online space that offers kids on the autism ...
Books You Need
" Talk to people with disabilities. As many as you can: Adults, adolescents, kids. These people are the real experts on disabilities. These are the people ...
The title of the book should be enough for anyone who wants to know, know more or know anything, about autism and Autistics to buy it and r...
ASL Videos
Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will...
Great ASL translation of Taylor Swif...
Paul McCartney Directs His Own 'My Valentine' Videos Featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp u...