Autism Acceptance Month

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

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

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Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

“Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking” A Review

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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.

Ten Things I wish My Teacher and SLP Knew about AAC : Pat Mervine

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Pat Mervine has a great website and is the author

I Feel Tired

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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.

Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)

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Great video on Kathleen McClaskey's Scoop It site, UDL- Universal Design for Learning about accessible instructional materials.

‘Impaired Perceptions’ – Photographer Brian Steel Fights Ableism

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"The overall message is that you cannot tell what a person is capable of or what their life is like simply by looking at them. " Brian Steel

Ido In Autismland

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We love Ido In Autismland, a blog by Ido a young autistic advocate who types to communicate.

I Am Autistic and I Know What Autism Is

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Autism is not a set of deficits. Autism is complex and all of us can self-advocate despite the difficulties we might face. Autism is life. I am Autistic, I self-advocate and I am happy.

Christmas Wish for Children and Teachers of Sandy Hook

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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

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The victims and families have been and will continue to

My Top Ten

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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

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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.

What Does Ollibean Mean to You?

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Crazy but true, simply wearing an Ollibean tshirt makes bedtime routine happy and fun! Send us a message about why you want one, what Ollibean means to you, and we'll get one to you.

UNH IOD Standing With Henry

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But after watching Wretches and Jabberers, a film about autism and self-advocacy, Henry’s way of interacting with the world changed radically. He realized that he had a voice, could use it, and had a right to participate in discussions about his education and life.

Ollibean: All of a kind

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

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