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.

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will follow."

Ostracized for Autism

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General|Tags: , , , |

"The reason for this article is to spread awareness about why people shouldn't believe everything they see or hear from powerful people and companies. Respecting authority is great, but believing everything they say may make you a brainwashed, horrible person. Also, this article was written to remind people to treat others how they'd like to be treated, and not act cold to them regardless of how different they are."

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: General, Lifestyle, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great resource promoting increased participation in physical activity among people of all abilities.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

2014-04-05T00:03:42-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How do we help our children or students who are

Listen Up

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Media Representation, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Autism Acceptance- All Created Equal

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

John Hussman on the MCIE Blog. "And then love them back. Not for who they might have been without autism, or for who they might be if they were “cured,” but as people who need to be nothing other than who they are, to be loved and accepted."

A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"You cannot know if someone else's life is worth living without asking them and without even knowing them."

Autism Acceptance Month

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"Acceptance is an action." Autism Acceptance Month from the brilliant folks

Reason # 202 Why You Should Come to See Wretches & Jabberers Next Weekend..

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The incredible soundtrack. J. Ralph, recently nominated for an Academy Award for his song, Before My Time, for the documentary Chasing Ice, composed and performed the songs in this incredible documentary, He is joined by some of the most talented folks in music.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Stand Up for Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Autism, Events, General, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presented and discussed will be the importance of inclusion and friendship for youth with disabilities. The cast and of the acclaimed feature documentary, Wretches & Jabberers will be joined by The National Center on Inclusive Education’s Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate, 13 year old, Henry Frost.

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

2013-03-24T23:30:53-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

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Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

Ollibean Art for Change at USF: April. Autism. Advocacy. Acceptance.

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Entertainment, Events, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A day of inclusive education, community acceptance, and self-advocacy at USF with Academy Award Winning Director and Stars of the Acclaimed Documentary Wretches & Jabberers, NCIE's Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate Henry Frost. CARD (The Center for Autism and Related Disorders) at the University of South Florida) will host at USF's Marshall Hall.

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The school wanted to retain my son who has an