Amy Sequenzia is a passionate Autistic activist, writer, and poet .

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.

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.

Because I Stood With Henry

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Because I stood with Henry I am happier today and you should too. Henry not only got his rights, he proved that presumption of competence should be the default for every student.

Mother

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is for every person who embodies the meaning of motherhood. This is for the ones who nurture and protect, who never consider their lives more important than the lives of the ones being nourished, educated, protected and loved.

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.

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Autistic advocate and poet Amy Sequenzia's message of acceptance and respect for young autistics for 2012 Autistics Speaking Day. "There is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are perfect in your uniqueness."

Supporting Young Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

I Stand With Henry

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Henry is doing is advocating for his rights, at the same time that he reminds us of our own rights and about how far we still have to go.

Amy Sequenzia : Friendship and Respect

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is a mistaken idea that we, autistics, lack empathy. It is also a myth that we are not social. My friends and I, we understand and respect differences. And we understand that we all have a lot to contribute, in a diversity of manners.

Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:07-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Amy Sequenzia:Dear Mainstream Media

2016-11-10T10:12:07-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I am an autistic woman, non-speaking and I have many needs.Yes, dear mainstream media, I am the autistic supposedly too “low-functioning” to deserve to be heard. You pity me and you ignore the facts.

Ollibean Think Tank Member Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:08-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 .

Amy Sequenzia: “Just Me”

2016-11-10T10:12:10-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amy Sequenzia writes about rejecting society's many labels. Perceptions such as “super spectacular” autistic and “low-functioning” are equally harmful .

Presuming Competence

2016-11-10T10:12:13-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This issue is very important to me because so many

Epidemic, Awareness and Us, Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:14-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now everyone knows about the new numbers on autism

Acceptance

2016-11-10T10:12:17-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome new Ollibean writer, Amy Sequenzia! We know you're going