Why the Disability Community Is Grieving

11-9 by Judy Endow Our grief is deep. 11-9 feels so much to our disability community like 9-11 to our society. Our grief is deep. We are not being overly dramatic. Yes, 9-11 saw [...]

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Judy Endow
Judy EndowWriter
Judy Endow, MSW is an author, artist, and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.

Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client: When Clinicians Don’t See the Autism

Part Two in a Series on Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client by Judy Endow, MSW When Clinicians Don’t See the Autism, Part Two (Can’t See the Forest for the Trees) Today, autistic people, [...]

  • see, experience, interact with and give back to the world as an autistic. Autism is my operating system. Judy Endow, MSW on Ollibean

Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client: The Autistic Operating System, Part One

The Autistic Operating System, Part One Mental health diagnosis and treatment has evolved over time according to what makes sense and what works for most people. We have an increasing body of research [...]

Toxic Autism Awareness

Toxic autism awareness - sorting out autism fact from autism fiction Judy Endow Autism Fact or Autism Fiction During the past week I have run into two different people in my personal life who have [...]

Henry Frost
Henry FrostWriter, Jr. Editor
Henry Frost is an author and advocate for equal education and access.
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Will Chuck forget?

  Will Chuck Forget? Chuck is terrified to go to school. He has stuttering. Others laugh when he says something. He has a breakdown at school. Some boys do feel bad but have no courage [...]

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Now you know . You cannot unknow .

I  told  Professor Wurzburg's class in March and April  about my life and advocacy for inclusion, communication and civil rights. The class asked me questions and I answered. On April 8 I talked to the [...]


My body movement speed is not average. It is not in the mean. My thinking speed is. My thinking speed is faster than average. My body takes time to agree to cooperate with my mind. [...]

Amy Sequenzia
Amy SequenziaWriter
Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights.
  • Disabled people aren’t, and don’t want to be: charity causes, or objects of inspiration porn, or gifts , or angels. Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Disabled TV Character and Positive Outcomes

One Person At A Time I wrote about this before but I want to emphasize a few points. I am talking about the effect of television, or any media, on how disabilities, and disabled people, [...]

  • Why do people cry when a disabled fictional character is abused yet remain silent when real life abuse is happening all the time right in front of them. Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Why Disabled People Write About Ableism

Are You Paying Attention When Disabled People Write about Ableism? When I, and other disabled people write about ableism, we don't do it because we like the topic. We do it because we DON’T [...]

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Autism Awareness and May Flowers

Autism "Awareness" and May Flowers This is my THANK YOU to all who lived through yet another April with Autism Awareness, the bewareness and woes. It’s May now. My garden is blooming because you [...]

Lauri Swann Hunt
Lauri Swann HuntWriter
Advocate committed to inclusion & social justice, proud mother of three wonderful humans, and part of the team that started Ollibean.
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“Speechless”: A Comedy That Includes Disability

"Speechless"  has been picked up by ABC. "Speechless”, is a new comedy series about a family with three children, one of whom is a teenager named JJ who is non-speaking and uses a wheelchair. Yes, [...]

  • Disabled people and their attendants are both vulnerable and resilient. Our relationships and well-being are linked. Alice Wong, Ollibean Change Leader
  • How we treat each other is a reflection of the kind of world we want to live in. Alice Wong . Ollibean logo.

Parenting and Caregiving Relationships

Parenting and Caregiving Finding the balance between parenting and caregiving children with disabilities can be challenging -- there's a fine line between hovering and being there to assist when needed. The dynamics of the [...]

Deaf Teen Filmmakers Interpretation of Phillip Phillips’ “Home”

Acceptance, connection, and belonging. Home. Thank you Deaf Film Camp for making such awesome videos!

All children should grow up feeling loved accepted and whole. Not just at home, but in their schools and communities.

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Over 30 years of research shows that ALL students do better in inclusive educational settings – both socially and academically.

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High expectations and access to rich academic content benefits each and every child.

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