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  • Ollibean Editorial Guideline: Writing & Publishing Content About Children 1.If I were dependent upon a partner, caregiver, or adult child and they published the same information about me, would I be okay with it? If the answer is “No”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “Yes” — see number two. 2. If my parents had published the same information about me when I was a child, would I be comfortable with the world reading it today? If the answer is “No”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “Yes” — see number three. 3. Did the child give their permission? If the answer is “No”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “No, but …”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “Yes”— see number four. 4. Would I publish the same information about a non-disabled child? If the answer is “No”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “Yes” see number four. 5. Would the child’s doctor or educators publish the same content along with personally identifying information ? If the answer is “No”, then don’t publish it. If the answer is “Yes”, and you’re familiar with HIPAA and FERPA, then it might be okay. 6. Could the information I am publishing be harmful to my child in five years? Fifty years? If the answer is “No”, then publish it. The most realistic answer is “I don’t know.” Important Exceptions: information that will save a child's life, private groups, posting anonymously. Ollibean Logo

Six Questions Before Publishing About Children

I have a wonderful family with kids who are adored and accepted for being exactly who they are, not in spite of their disabilities. My family is not tragic, burdensome, or ultra-special. The non-disabled members [...]

  • Your child's disability is not about you.Your child’s disability is not your story to tell. If you do it in public at your child’s expense, you are not doing your job, which is parenting. - Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Privacy Versus Popularity

By Amy Sequenzia The title could also be: Privacy of Disabled Children versus Popularity of Parents of Disabled Children. Which one is more important? The answer is clear to me. As I wrote before, a [...]

The Hidden Rules of Christmas

by Judy Endow Christmas will soon be here again. There is much about Christmas I love. There are many things about Christmas that took me a very long time to figure out. This is [...]

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The Quiet Key to This School’s Success

What do you do when you become the principal of a school with the lowest academic performance and  the highest rate of suspension, absenteeism, and teacher turn over? Nothing. Nothing for 15 minutes twice [...]

Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence

We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource We Love!

#IMREADY for Inclusive Media and Advertising

Hey JCREW  #IMREADY for change.  We want YOU to include models with disabilities in 2015.  We want YOU to be part of the #15in2015  . 15 retailers including models with disabilities in 2015. Note: Changing [...]

Isn’t it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs

We love this TEDx Talk from our friend, Torrie Dunlap, at Kids Included Together.Torrie graciously shared the transcript to make this video accessible. Isn’t it a [...]

The Case for Inclusion on The Inclusive Class Podcast

Check Out Education Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with The Inclusive Class Podcast on BlogTalkRadio

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The Impact of 250 Words on Literacy

Ollibean Literacy Lifehacks : Tools for parents and care providers without education backgrounds to easily provide literacy instruction. Sign up for our free Flashcards of the 250 Words that represent over two-thirds of captioned television.

More on Inclusion on Ollibean

Information and resources on Inclusion for parents, providers and children with special needs.

Students with Disabilities Excel with High Expectations, Access, and Inclusion

"We know that when students with disabilities are held to high expectations, have access to a robust curriculum in the regular classroom, they excel." Secretary of [...]

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How to Improve Literacy Without Even Trying

One of the simplest things you can do to improve your child’s reading skills is already in your home.It's free, easy to use, and a natural literacy booster.

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Accessibility Is a Right Not a Privilege

Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts on Accessibility, Universal Design, and Inclusion   It's Time to Go Beyond Access Creating Equal Opportunities [...]

Why The Lie We’ve Been Sold About Disability Is The Greatest Injustice

Stella Young of Ramp Up explains the Social Model of Disability, Inspiration Porn, and the lie we've been sold about disability in this nine minute TED [...]

The Importance of Opportunity

Dillan Barmache, a 14 year old autistic student, delivers his powerful 8th grade commencement speech using his iPad and brings the crowd to their feet.

SWIFT on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

by Dr. Mary Schuh: SWIFT Center Recently, National Public Radio’s (NPR) “All Things Considered” aired a story on inclusive education. The story featured Presidio Middle School [...]