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.

Stories From The Road | Chapter Six | “Mile-High Marvels”

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"Mile-High Marvels": Larry, Tracy, Harvey & Pascal are asked to speak about their experiences making "Wretches & Jabberers" at the 35th Annual TASH Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

Stories From The Road | Chapter Five | “A Small World After All”

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More from the amazing W & J and State of the Art/Dan Curl. "A Small World After All": Tracy invites Finnish friends Henna and Antti to join him at his monthly task force meeting at Community Developmental Services in Barre, VT. Here other people with autism advocate for people with communication challenges, quality of life initiatives, and increase public awareness.

Stories From The Road | Chapter Four | “Breakfast at Larry’s”

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From our friends at Wretches & Jabberers, "Breakfast at Larry's": Larry invites visiting international friends Chammi, Antti & Henna to his home for a traditional Vermonter breakfast. With the help of his sister Sally, Larry hosts a meal not soon forgotten!

Stories From The Road | Chapter Three | “Wretches Reunite”Stories From The Road | Chapter Three | “Wretches Reunite”

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"Wretches & Jabberers" co-stars from Finland and Sri Lanka descend upon Burlington, Vermont to visit Larry and Tracy and discuss how the film has impacted their lives.

Stories From The Road | Chapter One | “A Night With The Stars”

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"A Night With The Stars": Larry, Tracy, Harvey & Pascal take to the road to promote a new documentary titled "Wretches & Jabberers" following their recent "World Intelligence Magnified Tour". Their first stop is Syracuse, NY where they meet with the Disability Cultural Center Initiative at Syracuse University and answer questions about the film.

Stories From The Road | Chapter Two | “Syracuse International Film Festival”

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"Syracuse International Film Festival": Larry, Tracy, Harvey & Pascal on the road to promoting "Wretches & Jabberers" following their recent "World Intelligence Magnified Tour". Their second stop was Syracuse, NY is to present the film and their personal narratives at the Syracuse International Film Festival.

60 Minutes: Studying Autism and iPads

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Canadian professor Rhonda McEwen studies the use of iPads by autistic children in Toronto's Beverley School. She tells 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl that progress is slow, but learning to "play with language" is the first step.

On Beauty

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We are in love with 'On Beauty" the documentary by Joanna Rudnick. She follows the talented Rick Guidotti as he challenges public perception of difference and beauty through the lives of three exquisite women.

The Making of Sensitive

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From The Miracle Project..the making of "Sensitive", a song about bullies. Wyatt Isaacs sings with Jack Black. Stephen Stills produces it a la sex pistols, with his signature guitar! Learn more about The Miracle Project at www.themiracleproject.org , you will love it as much as we do!

Classroom Simulation of Student Who Is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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An amazing simulation of what speech sounds like for hearing impaired student by the Vermont Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. You will be shocked! This simulation allows you to experience the challenges a hearing impaired student faces in the classroom, with and without a personal FM sytem. We had no idea it was this hard for hearing impaired students to hear what's being said in a typical classroom environment.

Carly Fleischman on 20/20

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Carly Fleischmann, on 20/20 in 2009. Carly is diagnosed with autism and types to communicate. She is an incredibly intelligent self-advocate who is helping change how the world sees people who communicate differently. We are huge fans! Please check out her website for more information http://carlysvoice.com.

Institute on Communication and Inclusion

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The Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) is a research

Kit( Kids Included Together)

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Kids Included Together (KIT) specializes in providing best practices training

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is

National Arts and Disability Center

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The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) is a project

Disability.gov

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Disability.gov is a federal government website that provides an interactive,

TASH- Disability Advocacy Worldwide

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TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in

Council for Exceptional Children

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The Council for Exceptional Children is an international community of

The Council on Quality and Leadership

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The Council on Quality and Leadership is leader for person-centered

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of

Best Buddies International

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Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing

Benefits.gov

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Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

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The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP) is a