About Ollibean

Cross- disability content and resources for families, advocates and professionals. Equal access & opportunity for all.

Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia

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"Presume competence. The same way I want people to assume I am competent, I also assume that others are competent".

Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.

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We’ve organized Ollibean so members can support each other in a very organic way. You will connect with others based on mutual interest in diffability related content.

14th Annual Autism Summer Institute August 6th -8th

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Express Yourself: Supporting Communication through the Arts, Advocacy, and Education. Aug 6th -8th. Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue Concord, New Hampshire

Ollibean Think Tank Member Amy Sequenzia

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Amy Sequenzia is a poet and autistic self-advocate. Her writing is as beautiful and powerful as she is. She is an extraordinary voice in the disability rights community .

Thank you to the best beta testers on the planet

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We appreciate the excellent feedback, and are making changes based on the input from our incredible and highly intelligent group of Beta Testers ( parents, kids living with diffability, self-advocates, therapists, educators, physicians, and freedom fighters) Hang on, fasten your seat belts, it might be a little bumpy along the way, but it will be worth it, we promise.

Facebook blocks NC mom’s pictures of Special Olympics event

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Diane Cornwell said her seven year old, Cole, who happens to have Down Syndrome had a great time at his first Special Olympics event last Friday. She uploaded an album of 40 pictures to share and says Facebook blocked it for inappropriate content and locked her account.

Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!

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Every week we put the spotlight on another person out there making a difference. Share your story and inspire and motivate others to Be the Change.

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School

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OlliNEPAL at the SERC School in Kathmandu

OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

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OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa ("Children's Hope Development Service")

Ollibean Team Arrives in Nepal

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The adventure begins! Beautiful start ! Greeted at Nepalese Airport by longtime friend, Topden Lama. Topden brought Tibetan scarves for the group

Autistic Man, Jesse Saperstein Free Falls to End Bullying

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Best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker Jesse A. Saperstein is spreading an Anti-Bullying movement across America with his “Free-Falling to End Bullying in 2012” YouTube video hoping to put an end to torment in and out of the classroom.

New ADA accessibility requirements took effect March 15

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For the first time in history public fitness centers, public swimming pools, recreational facilities, parks, golf and mini-golf courses, detention facilities and courtrooms, playrooms and amusement rides must adhere to the governments accessibility requirements. The rules also clarify issues that have come up in the 20 years regarding bathroom dimensions, reach ranges and accesible routes.

Medical Champion© Wiffle Ball Tournament August 10th and 11th

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With an innovative and fun twist on fundraising, event chairs

SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD 03.07.12

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Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with all disabilities. However, much of society does not recognize the hurtful, dehumanizing and exclusive effects of the word “retard(ed).” It is time to address the minority slur “retard(ed)” and raise the consciousness of society to its hurtful effects.

OlliNepal: Why Nepal ?

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

A little bit about us

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It's hard to convey all that we want you to know "about us" in a paragraph., hard to explain the million and one reasons we're so passionate about Ollibean and how much we want you involved in our community. We hope this does it. We'd love to hear an "about us" about you. Shoot a video response and send it to us at olli@ollibean.com or post to our youtube account. We'll send an Ollibean tshirt to the first 20.

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