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Because I Stood With Henry

  • June 25, 2013
  • 1
BY Amy Sequenzia

Because I stood with Henry I am happier today and you should too. Henry not only got his rights, he proved that presumption of competence should be the default for every student.

Untitled

  • June 12, 2013
  • 8
BY Amy Sequenzia

This is not directed at anyone in particular. It is about several people I’ve met throughout my life. I sometimes need to remind myself that being me means following my own agenda and not pleasing the ones who will not be part of my story.

“Autism Rights Are Human Rights”

  • April 22, 2013
  • 3
BY Amy Sequenzia

That’s why we say that the fight for autism rights is the civil rights movement of our times. I say that the fight is not only an autistic fight but one that includes all disabled people.

Listen Up

  • April 16, 2013
  • 0
BY

Listen Up! the PSA from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Acceptance Month has been released!

Autism Acceptance Month

  • March 28, 2013
  • 0
BY

Beyond amazing new site from ASAN – AutismAcceptanceMonth.com . “Acceptance is an action.”

‘Autistic People Are’ by Amy Sequenzia

  • March 02, 2013
  • 1
BY Amy Sequenzia

Autistic People Are   Awesome!   Autistic People are the real experts on autism.   Autistic people are not more complicated than non-autistics. Autistic people …

“Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking” A Review

  • February 26, 2013
  • 1
BY Amy Sequenzia

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 read it.

It is About Respect

  • December 26, 2012
  • 4
BY Amy Sequenzia

Respect for one another is one basic quality if we want to have meaningful conversations and relationships with other human beings. The ableism that disabled people experience is a form of disrespect.

My Top Ten

  • December 20, 2012
  • 7
BY Henry Frost

These are the top 10, now top 18 things I need for teachers, therapists, doctors, friends and family to know.

My iPad Is Not a Toy

  • December 20, 2012
  • 0
BY Henry Frost

Please never refer to my iPad as a toy. It is not. It is my voice. Imagine if you could not speak with your mouth how important your iPad voice would be.

Henry’s Road to Inclusion Part 1

  • December 17, 2012
  • 0
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Henry met Tracy, Larry, Harvey Lavoy, and Pascal Cheng on June 9, 2011. It was a very special day, one that would change Henry’s life forever.

Amy Sequenzia: I Need to Thank Some People

  • December 12, 2012
  • 2
BY Amy Sequenzia

After “Non-speaking, ‘low-functioning’” was published, lots of people wanted to hear from me. I met so many amazing people, autistic bloggers with so much to share and the smartest people I know. Parents of autistic children also valued my words.

Amy Sequenzia: I, Too, Want to Understand.

  • November 14, 2012
  • 5
BY Amy Sequenzia

Why would a parent of an autistic child decide that it is better not to listen to other autistics? Why?
I, Too, Want to Understand.

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

  • November 01, 2012
  • 0
BY Amy Sequenzia

Autistic advocate and poet Amy Sequenzia’s message of acceptance and respect for young autistics for 2012 Autistics Speaking Day. “There is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are perfect in your uniqueness.”

Supporting Young Autistics

  • October 14, 2012
  • 3
BY Amy Sequenzia

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

Change Leader: Richard Attfield

  • July 28, 2012
  • 1
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Richard Attfield, a contributing author to “Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone”, is passionate about the rights of children with disability labels to have equal access to education and communication supports.

Deaf Olympic hopeful uses social media to fight discrimination

  • April 20, 2012
  • 3
BY Lauri Swann Hunt

Marcus Titus, top U.S. breaststroker, rallied for change and got it. USA Swimming will allow the use of hand signals to accomodate Deaf swimmers at the summer Olympic trials.

Jesse A. Saperstein

  • March 21, 2012
  • 0
BY

Jesse A. Saperstein is a best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker. He is considered one of the most respected leaders in the Anti-Bullying movement of …

Autistic Student Advocates for Herself, Other Autistics

  • March 19, 2012
  • 0
BY

“Because we see autism and other neurodevelopmental or neurological differences, conditions or disabilities as a natural variation of human diversity in terms of neurological diversity,” …

Florida special education advocacy: Florida parents seek special education advocate

  • January 11, 2012
  • 0
BY dbisset

Tavious Diamond, 9, knows he’s missing out on events such as Field Day and subjects such as art because he’s in special-education classes at his …

Insurance Advocate: Why You Need One and How To Get One

  • January 05, 2012
  • 0
BY dbisset

Remember that list of caseworkers I told you about? Well, in my haste to count on all my fingers the number of caseworkers in our …

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