Cry Me a River, Katrina Percy. Justice for LB!

2016-11-10T10:11:35-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Conversation Starters, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Sarah Levis, Think Tank, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I

Stop Combating Me – Why I Am Against Euthanasia

2016-11-10T10:11:36-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today is “Stop Combating Me” flashblog. We are not the enemy but the way legislation is written puts us in real danger.

Love, Not Fear

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today is “Love, Not Fear” flashblog. We write about the beauty of being, living, sharing and experience Autism, an Autistic life.

“Weird & Wonderful”

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

'Weird and Wonderful", a feature-length documentary, tells the story of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s until today.

Real Consequences

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autism Speaks has been hurting autistics for too long. We are fighting back and we are stronger. It is time to say things like they are. This post is because I feel offended by people defending hateful speech.

Supporting United States Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Why Every Voice Counts!

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Emily Ladau, Featured (Homepage), General, Politics, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CALLING ALL SENATORS .It’s time for the U.S. To

This Is Autism by Henry Frost

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Best place for all autistic people, all disabled not disabled people, all families to speak together. Speak together for acceptance, inclusion, communication, and rights for all people. I am thinking when you look closely, this is what autism is.

Inclusion, Communication and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Learning is easy when the teacher knows you can learn. " Henry Frost

From “Severe and Low Functioning” to “Kind of a Big Deal”

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some people consider it so abhorrent to entertain the possibility

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Third Annual Gala Honoring Henry Frost and Dr. Anne Donnellan

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, Cross Disability, Events, Henry Frost, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s third annual gala and celebration

Don’t Mix Up Empathy and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many times in the autism community parents of autistic children do not like autistic adults weighing in on situations that have to do with their autistic children. I am an autistic adult and often have parents telling me that I should not judge situations if I have not lived it – the “until-you-walk-a-mile-in-their-shoes” is told to me nearly every week as I post the latest news articles along with my comments on social media.

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect People With Disabilities?

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Thinking Person's Guide To Autism interviews Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network about specific advantages, opportunities, and sticking points of the Affordable Care Act for People with Disabilities

11 Year Old Jacob On The Right Thing To DO

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Henry Recommends, Inclusion, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I said a long time ago that I would not only be an real student In a school that supports me but also a self advocate for those lost in segregated settings echoing the dreaded lives of people in the world that are like me without the right supports.

Issy Stapleton: Emergency Information and Autistic Community Response

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy Resources, Autism, Autism Resources, General, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Emergency information is on here, followed by commentary. Emergency information

Again, We Mourn

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My soul hurts and I am naming names. And I am saying, if you have a drop of sympathy for the murderers, or almost murderers, you have blood on your hands too.

The Reality Behind Those Walls

2016-11-10T10:11:44-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Judge Rotenberg Center is recruiting disabled students in the Midwest to be legally tortured with electric shocks. Help us stop this inhumane treatment of disabled people.

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

2016-11-10T10:11:47-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

Advocacy Groups Call for Autistic Teen’s Killers to Be Charged With Hate Crime

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How does it make you feel when you hear a

Stop Hurting Kids

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Abuse and Bullying, Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion Resources, Resources, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Join the Stop Hurting Kids campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools.The easiest way to make a meaningful contribution is to take a stand.

Standing With Ashley

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , |

I stand with Ashley because she is part of our community, she is brave and she survived brutality.I stand with Ashley because I hope to show her, one day, that the joy of belonging to our caring community trumps the memories of pain.

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 Month

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, Developmental Disabilities, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Deaf Teenager Gets AMC to Offer Closed Captioning

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Johnny Butchko, 14, is hearing impaired. Tired of being unable to watch a movie at his local theatre, he stood up and got AMC to provide Closed Captioning in Santa Monica. But he's not stopping there.