About Ollibean

Ollibean is a dynamic community of parents, families and advocates in the disability community working together for a more socially just, accessible and inclusive world.

Dan Habib: Disabling Segregation

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Dan Habib's Tedx Talk on the importance of inclusion, belonging

Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School! || Stop Hurting Kids

2016-11-10T10:11:36-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy Resources, Articles, Autism, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Featured, Inclusion, Inclusion Resources, Politics, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 this bill.

Life for Lief ~ “See Me As Smart”

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Some people think that kids who are autistic can’t handle getting a transplant. Kids with autism can handle it.” Lief O'Neill

Celebrate Ed Roberts Day 2014 with YO! DISABLED & PROUD

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In 2014 YO! Disabled and Proud would like to honor Ed Roberts legacy by posting photos of you and Ed enjoying your independence together.

I Got 99 Problems..Palsy Is Just One- Maysoon Zayid on Ted

2016-11-10T10:11:38-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Entertainment, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and we are the most under-represented in entertainment.” Maysoon Zayid

“Weird & Wonderful”

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

'Weird and Wonderful", a feature-length documentary, tells the story of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s until today.

Worth A Second Look: Haben Girma’s 2010 Speech on 35th Anniversary of IDEA

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

"One of the treasures of IDEA is that it provides children with disabilities the luxury of just being students. Unfortunately there are still many school districts where students with disabilities are denied their right to an education." Haben Girma

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Resources We Love, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman on the DOE’s New Stance on Bullying Prevention

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Comments from Autistic Self-Advocacy Network President Ari Ne’eman, delivered on

I Am Disabled and I Am Proud

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

‎"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the 'dis' out of disability, but maybe... just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back in. Take the "dis" out of disability and you remove the core of what has shaped my life. Disability puts the "D" in diversity, but in order to make that a real difference we've got to own that spot. It took me 35 years to respect and honor that truth. Others shouldn't have to wait that long..." Lawrence Carter-Long

Don’t Call Me Inspirational

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, ASL Videos, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Disability is not something terrible that needs to be fixed, cured, or made to go away forever. It is a natural part of reality. We ask for acceptance as equal members of society." From the PSA "Your Daily Dosage of Inspiration" by Cheryl Green and Caitlin Wood.

Dr. Caroline Musselwhite Shares Strategies to Promote Literacy for ALL

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Articles, Assistive Technology, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Caroline Musselwhite addresses the topic of overall good literacy

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Third Annual Gala Honoring Henry Frost and Dr. Anne Donnellan

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, Cross Disability, Events, Henry Frost, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s third annual gala and celebration

I Care By

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you care, you act. Do something positive to help a young person with emotional challenges.

Inclusion: The Right Thing for All Students – WNYC

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Articles, blog, Education, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We have reached the tipping point where it is no longer educationally or morally defensible to continue to segregate students with disabilities. We shouldn’t be striving to educate children in the least restrictive environment but rather in the most inclusive one.

Putting Education First by That Crazy Crippled Chick

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"First, we must ensure that all children, including and especially those with disabilities, receive a quality education. Inclusion means nothing if a child is not receiving a good education, which is, in fact, the very reason we have schools in the first place. " Cara Liebowitz

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect People With Disabilities?

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Thinking Person's Guide To Autism interviews Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network about specific advantages, opportunities, and sticking points of the Affordable Care Act for People with Disabilities