Ollibean authors write about inclusion, disability, neurodiversity, autism, advocacy, education, parenting, disability rights, ableism and assistive technology.

Parents, Are You Listening To Your Child?

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Autism, blog, Neurodiversity, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As a non-speaking Autistic, I pay special attention to comments and statements made by parents of other non-speaking Autistics, especially children. Many times I see parents lamenting that they will never listen to their Autistic child say "I love you", or how much they long to hear those words.

Autism, Accommodation and Differential Expectations

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Author, blog, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , |

People generally are very pleased with themselves when they have made an accommodation for me. I know this because they proudly announce it! In turn, I have learned to say thank you when people announce their thoughtfulness at making an accommodation for me. I truly am thankful because it allows me a fuller participation in the events going on around me. It also makes me smile because I have been making accommodations for people my whole life and it has never occurred to me to announce it!

Autistic Neurology or Psychiatric Symptomatology?

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Autism, blog, Developmental Disabilities, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

by Judy Endow Sometimes autistic neurology – specifically our

Fear, Anxiety and Autistic “Behavior”

2016-11-10T10:11:24-05:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Author, blog, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes to autism and "behaviors" it's better to understand and work with -- not on--the autistic person who is employing the behavior.

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