Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia
"Presume competence. The same way I want people to assume I am competent, I also assume that others are competent".
Change. It’s Happening Here. Join Us.
So you're probably wondering what the Ollibean movement is all about. And if you weren't, it's definitely in your head now.
Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.
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.
What’s Ollibean All About and How Do I Get Started?
Ollibean is a content driven, disability-centric community that unites news and editorial led content with social conversations . How do you get the most out of it? Find out here.
14th Annual Autism Summer Institute August 6th -8th
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
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 .
Ollibean Baseball Camp July 10th – Aug 2nd
Ollibean Baseball Camp info! From July 10th through August 2nd
The Setin Family and The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine
Sandra and Christophe Setin are parents to 3 great kids,
Thank you to the best beta testers on the planet
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
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.
TEDxPSU – Dr. Joseph Valente – Hearing the Unheard
Dr. Joseph Valente is involved in comprehensive research in childhood studies, comparative and international education, educational anthropology, deaf studies and disability studies.
Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!
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 team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)
OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa ("Children's Hope Development Service")
OlliNEPAL at Kanti Children’s Hospital
OlliNEPAL's Alexis Clarkson at NEPTA sponsored event at Kanti Children's Hospital.
Ollibean Team Arrives in Nepal
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
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
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
With an innovative and fun twist on fundraising, event chairs
Hannah’s Buddies Charity Classic, Support the Fight Against SMA, March 30-31
The Hannah's Buddies Charity Classic began in 2000 with John
SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD 03.07.12
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.
The Inclusive Classroom 02/24 by SpecialNeedsTalkRadio
The Inclusive Classroom 02/24 by SpecialNeedsTalkRadio | Blog Talk Radio.
Michael Buckholtz on Discrimination
Autistic multi-platinum Record Producer and author, Michael Buckholtz talks about discrimination and how he handles it in this video on Autube.tv.
OlliNepal: Why Nepal ?
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
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 email@example.com or post to our youtube account. We'll send an Ollibean tshirt to the first 20.
“Possibilities Series: Abby”
The Possibilities Video Series illustrates the lives of individuals with disabilities who live, work and attend schools in their communities.
“Le Mur” , French analysts who still blame the mother..
Three of the analysts in the shocking "Le Mur" are