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The visual sensory aspects of the way autism plays out for me most of the time means that I get too much information delivered –...
The field of autism is very new – not even 100 years old yet! This means we are constantly learning new things. It also means...
My friend Cara wrote this awesome article about being “ugly” disabled. You should click on the link and read it. Go on, I’ll wait.  ...
My autistic neurology means that I am not good at picking up typical social cues, understanding complex social situations, automatically picking up meanings ...
AAC
Dillan Barmache, a 14 year old autistic student, delivers his powerful 8th grade commencement speech using his iPad and brings the crowd to th...
This poem is for my young friends: Evie, Ty, Max, Fallon, Mu, Jack, Emma, H., Philip, Oliver, Brooke, Henry, Miri, Cody, MissG, MasterL, and many others ...
“Some people think that kids who are autistic can’t handle getting a transplant. Kids with autism can handle it.” Lie...
‘Tis the season and we’ve teamed up with MyVoice for a special contest featuring TalkRocket Go or RocketKeys- two amazing communication aid apps ...
Parenting
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...
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...
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...
Editor's Picks
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...
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 ...
We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource...
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...
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I am an autistic woman. Most of my life people have let me know they think I am stubborn and controlling. Over time I have...
Accommodations are important and they work. I should not be making a big deal about it. The ADA is 25 years old. Sadly, getting the...
I am an intelligent autistic woman. I manage my own business, have raised three great kids and interface with the world around me with a...
  Will Chuck Forget? Chuck is terrified to go to school. He has stuttering. Others laugh when he says something. He has a breakdown at...
Henry Frost
I  told  Professor Wurzburg’s class in March and April  about my life and advocacy for inclusion, communication and civil rights. The class asked ...
My body movement speed is not average. It is not in the mean. My thinking speed is. My thinking speed is faster than average. My...
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...
Resources We Love
It’s unacceptable that any child miss out on an education because of not having a wheelchair, and Wheelchairs of Hope is doing something about it....
Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for information about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal ...
We love YogaKids and their foundation Go Give Yoga! Their mission is " to promote peace, health, empowerment and education" . Ok, sig...
So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically ...
AAC
"Learning is easy when the teacher knows you can learn. " He...
Dr. Caroline Musselwhite addresses the topic of overall good literacy instruction.  She presents information about how to teach students with significant ...
In 2009, I published an article in The Reading Teacher with my colleague, Kelly Chander-Olcott, titled “Why Everyone Benefits from Including Students ...
I said a long time ago that I would not only be an real student In a school that supports me but also a self advocate for those lost in segregated settings ...
Articles
Information and resources on Inclusion for parents, providers and children with spec...
by Dr. Mary Schuh: SWIFT Center Recently, National Public Radio’s (NPR) “All Things Considered” aired a story on inclusive education. The story ...
Stop Hurting Kids needs all supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to take action and urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor t...
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 ...
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Ollibean Good of the Day- "Compliance Is Not my Goal" tee shirts, Ollibean bags, mugs, cards, iPhone cases that celebrate di...
As an adult with autism small talk is the most difficult of all communication and yet it is likely the most important communication skill when...
Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts on Accessibility, Universal Design, and Inclusion   It’s Time to Go Beyond Access Creating ...
Another April has passed – big sigh of relief! As an autistic I have a love/hate relationship with April – the AUTISM month. I love that...