On Surviving Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:26-05:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Kerima Çevik, Ollibean Mama Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Surviving Inclusion by Kerima Cevik Three

Disability Visibility Project

2016-11-10T10:11:30-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy Resources, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ollibean is very proud to be a media partner of the Disability Visibility Project. Please join us in spreading the word about this important project dedicated to "Recording Disability History, One Story at a Time".

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

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Banning Aversive Shock Therapy at the Judge Rotenberg Center

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

Thursday, April 24, was a day that I'd been waiting

Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School! || Stop Hurting Kids

2016-11-10T10:11:36-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy Resources, Articles, Autism, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Featured, Inclusion, Inclusion Resources, Politics, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stop Hurting Kids needs all supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to take action and urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor this bill.

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.

A Message to Suzanne Wright and Autism Speaks

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

I will soon write about posAutive messages but I had to write this first. I know my rights and I will fight against oppression at the same time that I spread the messages of acceptance and respect.

Life for Lief ~ “See Me As Smart”

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Some people think that kids who are autistic can’t handle getting a transplant. Kids with autism can handle it.” Lief O'Neill

The Scarlet A: Why I Don’t Want My ID to Broadcast My Autism

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago I read the article 'Law Allowing Autism to be Listed on IDs Moves Through Legislature'.

Celebrate Ed Roberts Day 2014 with YO! DISABLED & PROUD

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In 2014 YO! Disabled and Proud would like to honor Ed Roberts legacy by posting photos of you and Ed enjoying your independence together.

Judith Snow ~ Relationships & Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The research shows that when a child who is not academically gifted is included in a regular school, not only do the academics improve across the school, and I did say that, I didn’t say “in the classroom”, I said “across the school”, not only do the academics improve, but drug use and violence goes down."

“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.

Worth A Second Look: Haben Girma’s 2010 Speech on 35th Anniversary of IDEA

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

"One of the treasures of IDEA is that it provides children with disabilities the luxury of just being students. Unfortunately there are still many school districts where students with disabilities are denied their right to an education." Haben Girma

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.

The Importance of Supports

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"If we invested a mere one-tenth of the amount of money that we currently pour into causation into empowering Autistic people to communicate, that young man and hundreds of thousands more like him would be able to communicate their needs to us today. I am not here today to speak for every Autistic person – that’s impossible. What I am here for is to argue for every Autistic person to have the same opportunity to communicate that I have come to enjoy thanks to the support that I have been lucky enough to receive in my life." Ari Ne'eman

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Resources We Love, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

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

All the people saw my intelligence. No test first.

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My family saw. I had hopeful times . Tracy invited

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.

You are not wrong.

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Know you are not a burden or trouble for being. You are a person who has every right to be. A family that is saying love but saying you are so hard so wrong for not being as they wanted. The family is wrong. Not You. A school segregating is wrong. Not You.There are many if the disability community that are here for you.

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

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman on the DOE’s New Stance on Bullying Prevention

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Comments from Autistic Self-Advocacy Network President Ari Ne’eman, delivered on

I Am Disabled and I Am Proud

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

‎"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the 'dis' out of disability, but maybe... just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back in. Take the "dis" out of disability and you remove the core of what has shaped my life. Disability puts the "D" in diversity, but in order to make that a real difference we've got to own that spot. It took me 35 years to respect and honor that truth. Others shouldn't have to wait that long..." Lawrence Carter-Long