Ollibean Spotlight: Renee Salas

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Books You Need, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" Talk to people with disabilities. As many as you can: Adults, adolescents, kids. These people are the real experts on disabilities. These are the people that can tell you what life with a disability is like." Renee Salas

Because I Stood With Henry

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |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.

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2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is not directed at anyone in particular. It is about several people I’ve met throughout my life. I sometimes need to remind myself that being me means following my own agenda and not pleasing the ones who will not be part of my story.

Hi @KatieCouric I am #autistic & would like to talk to you about #inclusion, #communication & #civilrights #KatieAutismChat

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Katie Couric will have a Twitter Chat with Autism Speaks

Amy Sequenzia: Does it matter?

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Should it matter that some of us are labeled intellectually disabled? Read the definitions, look at us in a realistic way and ask yourself; Does it matter? Aren’t we all worthy?

Mother

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |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

2016-11-10T10:11:50-04:00By |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.

“Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking” A Review

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Around the Web, Author, blog, Books You Need, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of the book should be enough for anyone who wants to know, know more or know anything, about autism and Autistics to buy it and read it.

I Feel Tired

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some parents understand that autism is a natural part of some children’s lives and they fight the societal attitudes toward autistics. That’s love. Some parents don’t, and they fight, and hurt, their own children. This is not love and is one of the things that make me very tired.

Krip-Hop Nation: Music, Advocacy and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Entertainment, General, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources We Love, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Where were the other people who looked like me as a Black disabled young man? With this continuous question of race and disability along with my love of poetry and music, I started to question the arena of music and performance around the representation of musicians with disabilities, especially disabled musicians of color." - Leroy F. Moore, Jr.

When Autistics Grade Other Autistics

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree…”We know how functioning labels are not helpful, despite being largely used by neurotypicals. But some autistics also grade members of our community and I want to understand why.

It is About Respect

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Respect for one another is one basic quality if we want to have meaningful conversations and relationships with other human beings. The ableism that disabled people experience is a form of disrespect.

Christmas Wish for Children and Teachers of Sandy Hook

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We wanted to do something that would specifically honor some of the passions and characteristics the victims families described.

30 Ways to Support Sandy Hook Families Now

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The victims and families have been and will continue to

My Top Ten

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 10, now top 18 things I need for teachers, therapists, doctors, friends and family to know.

My iPad Is Not a Toy

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Henry, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please never refer to my iPad as a toy. It is not. It is my voice. Imagine if you could not speak with your mouth how important your iPad voice would be.

Standing Together for Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Author, blog, Education, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Ollibean Family, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Standing together for inclusion, communication and civil rights. Please include all kids in your classroom.

Changing the Paradigm

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sir Ken Robinson on education reform. "Changing Paradigms in Public Education" covers the importance of thinking differently about human capacity , recognizing the benefits of collaborative learning, and changing the culture of our institutions.

Ollibean: All of a kind

2016-11-10T10:12:02-04:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.

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