Change Leader Questionairre: Richard Attfield

2016-11-10T10:12:08-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Change you would you like to see in your lifetime? "The end of discrimination towards children/people with disability labels. And the human right of communication implemented fairly. " Richard Attfield

14th Annual Autism Summer Institute August 6th -8th

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Express Yourself: Supporting Communication through the Arts, Advocacy, and Education. Aug 6th -8th. Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue Concord, New Hampshire

Why Would We Want Inclusive Education?

2016-11-10T10:12:10-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Nicole Eredics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why would we separate, segregate and alienate children from one another while at the same time teach them to look after the world around them, respect differences and take a stand at injustice?

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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 .

Change Leader: Dr. Charles Price

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If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? "More acceptance, tolerance and understanding. Everyone is trying to get through life the best way they know how. Some are dysfunctional while others are externally successful. Not everything is as it seems on the surface".

Inclusive Educational Practices for Students with Special Needs

2016-11-10T10:12:11-05:00By |Categories: blog, Cody Lawson, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Studies have shown when kids with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings, the classrooms are better for all of the students.

Dinosaur Claw: Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

2016-11-10T10:12:11-05:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, blog, Cody Lawson, Editor's Picks, General, Therapies, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"Helping Hands" at Rice University have developed Dino-Might, a controller/game designed for patients with cerebral palsy to use for physical therapy.

Jedd Hafer of Love and Logic ® answers your parenting questions

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

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jedd Hafer, of Love & Logic® and asked him some of our questions. Jed's one of those people that you start talking to and feel like you've known him forever.

Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders

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

Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders - comprised of the most innovative,

Change Leader: Larry Bissonette

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Our first Change Leader is artist and disability rights advocate, Larry Bissonnette. Larry's art, writing, presentations, and films are changing perceptions about disability around the world. His quote in Wretches & Jabberers, "More like you than not" says it all.

One Day without Starbucks for Sebastien and Mitochondrial Disorders

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Sebastien is an 11 year old boy, who likes to do things any other 11 year old boy likes to do- play video games, watch sports on tv (especially his favorite player, Lebron James), and play baseball.

Larry Bissonnette featured on National Geographic

2017-01-05T13:38:29-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The amazingly talented artist Larry Bissonnette, of Wretches Jabberers, will be featured on an upcoming episode of the National Geographic TV program, Taboo.Check it out.

Diffuse White Matter in Brain Linked to Language Impairment, Amplified with Autism

2016-11-10T10:12:11-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Medical|Tags: , , , , , |

Research published last month in the American Journal of Neuroradiology found anomalies in the connecting neural tissues between two primary language processing centers of the brain in autistic children and children with language impairment. The findings indicate that the differences existed in all participants but were more pronounced when language impairment was a factor for the child.

Videos games as therapy?

2016-11-10T10:12:12-05:00By |Categories: blog, Cody Lawson, Editor's Picks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Video games may not be as bad for us as our mothers told us. The latest foray into the virtual realm stems from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, citing that targeted rehabilitation of patients with Cerebral Palsy can be achieved through the use of active video games (Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 Kinect, Playstation Move, etc.).

Thank you to the best beta testers on the planet

2016-11-10T10:12:12-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We appreciate the excellent feedback, and are making changes based on the input from our incredible and highly intelligent group of Beta Testers ( parents, kids living with diffability, self-advocates, therapists, educators, physicians, and freedom fighters) Hang on, fasten your seat belts, it might be a little bumpy along the way, but it will be worth it, we promise.

Facebook blocks NC mom’s pictures of Special Olympics event

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

Diane Cornwell said her seven year old, Cole, who happens to have Down Syndrome had a great time at his first Special Olympics event last Friday. She uploaded an album of 40 pictures to share and says Facebook blocked it for inappropriate content and locked her account.

Disabled Military Protection Act Allows Military Families to include Special Needs Trusts within the Survivor Benefit Plan

2012-04-22T13:37:22-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Editor's Picks, Finances, General, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Currently, under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), a military retiree

An Autism Diagnosis in Minutes?

2016-11-10T10:12:12-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Medical|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ask anyone who has taken a psychological exam, words like “rapid,” “accurate,” & “mobile” simply are not ways of describing most clinical diagnostic measures. Luckily, at least for early detection of Autism, a group of doctors from the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School are looking to change that.

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

Utterly Mark : A Vermonter with autism makes his inner voice heard through film

2012-04-19T18:37:05-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Assistive Technology, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mark Utter sits at a computer keyboard with a broad,

Life After IEPs

2016-11-10T10:12:13-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!

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