We started Ollibean in 2010 to connect with families that were lovingly and respectfully raising children with and without disabilities .
We wanted more information about how to help our son live a happy life with respectful support and access to the same educational and social opportunities his sisters have.
We didn’t see families like ours reflected in mainstream media and when we did the narratives were ones of tragedy, burden, and inspiration. None of those narratives were accurate depictions of our lives.
We are committed to changing the negative dominant narrative about parenting disabled children into what we know to be true both with our own family and our friends. We have awesome families, with kids who are adored and accepted for who they are, not in spite of their disability.
Ollibean is a positive space to connect and share resources to learn how best to support and empower our disabled children in a world that is not yet fair and inclusive. We do this by learning from and amplifying the voices of the experts on disability — disabled people. Our content is centered on full inclusion and acceptance, disability pride and culture, neurodiversity, parents who embrace and accept their children, autism and disability rights.