About Lauri Swann Hunt

Advocate committed to inclusion & social justice, proud mother of three wonderful humans, and part of the team that started Ollibean.

Perfect Ballet Slippers from Linge Shoes

2016-11-10T10:12:10-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Lauri Swann Hunt, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We are obsessed with these ballet slippers from Linge Shoes. We get the skinny from designer/entrepreneur Whitney Evans about her exquisite shoes- perfect for moms and daughters alike.

Change Leader: Dr. Charles Price

2016-11-10T10:12:10-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Ollibean Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? "More acceptance, tolerance and understanding. Everyone is trying to get through life the best way they know how. Some are dysfunctional while others are externally successful. Not everything is as it seems on the surface".

Introducing Ollibean Think Tank Member Nicole Eredics

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Nicole Eredics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are very proud to introduce Ollibean Think Tank member, Nicole

Jedd Hafer of Love and Logic ® answers your parenting questions

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jedd Hafer, of Love & Logic® and asked him some of our questions. Jed's one of those people that you start talking to and feel like you've known him forever.

Change Leader: Larry Bissonette

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our first Change Leader is artist and disability rights advocate, Larry Bissonnette. Larry's art, writing, presentations, and films are changing perceptions about disability around the world. His quote in Wretches & Jabberers, "More like you than not" says it all.

One Day without Starbucks for Sebastien and Mitochondrial Disorders

2016-11-10T10:12:11-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sebastien is an 11 year old boy, who likes to do things any other 11 year old boy likes to do- play video games, watch sports on tv (especially his favorite player, Lebron James), and play baseball.

Deaf Olympic hopeful uses social media to fight discrimination

2016-11-10T10:12:12-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Sign up and Ollibean gives to a child in Nepal. It’s that easy.

2016-11-10T10:12:18-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Assistive Technology, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Want to help kids in Nepal? We’re making it super easy. For every person that joins our community we will donate $2 to support children in Nepal.You can also enter for a chance to win an iPad**. Now share this with everyone you know and show the world how easy it is to make a difference.

Amy Sequenzia “Be Proud of Who You Are”

2016-11-10T10:12:19-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Feeling sorry for our disabilities means not accepting ourselves. I feel sorry because disabilities rights are still lacking, not because I am disabled. My message is, hopefully, about our strength and similarities". Amy Sequenzia

Creators of Halo & Star Wars Renew Student’s Dream after Charter School Rejection

2016-11-10T10:12:19-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Ollibean Family, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Self-advocate Tres Whitlock on how the NPR story, "Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students" has impacted him.

The Loud Hands Project

2016-11-10T10:12:22-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, blog, General, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources We Love, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Love this video published by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Share it, Post it, Donate at http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Loud-Hands-Project?a=351448 so they will make more:)

They call me Barney Fife

2016-11-10T10:12:22-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Politics|Tags: , |

One out of four people that use accessible parking spaces, should not be using them. One out of four people think it's ok to park in a spot specifically designed and strategically to make it easier for someone who uses a wheelchair to have enough space to actually open the door to their van? Ok to park in a space designated for someone who has a heart condition so they don't have to walk quite as far?

Thank You, Steve Jobs

2016-11-10T10:12:28-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thank you Steve Jobs for thinking differently so that so