Cry Me a River, Katrina Percy. Justice for LB!

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |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

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |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

Real Consequences

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |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.

Supporting United States Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Why Every Voice Counts!

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |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.

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |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

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

Open Letter To Jon Stewart

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When I met Jon Stewart I was very disappointed by his lack of knowledge and sensitivity toward autism. During a recent interview, while still a bit condescending, his views seem to have evolved. This is my open letter to him.

Putting Education First by That Crazy Crippled Chick

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"First, we must ensure that all children, including and especially those with disabilities, receive a quality education. Inclusion means nothing if a child is not receiving a good education, which is, in fact, the very reason we have schools in the first place. " Cara Liebowitz

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect People With Disabilities?

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Thinking Person's Guide To Autism interviews Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network about specific advantages, opportunities, and sticking points of the Affordable Care Act for People with Disabilities

How AAC and assistive tech make classrooms better for all : Paula Kluth

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In 2009, I published an article in The Reading Teacher

The Reality Behind Those Walls

2016-11-10T10:11:44-04:00By |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.

We Are Not In Our Own World

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We need to be careful about how we think about and talk about people with disabilities. One example is the reference that those who are autistic or deaf or blind or have some sort of movement differences are “in their own world.”

Being Where I Can Simply Be

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After a three-day conference, I needed to sleep. I needed to sleep because I was dreamy, trying to keep the feeling of being in a place where I can be myself and also be a little bit like a star. Also, building community.

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.

AAC Helps Learners with Complex Communication Needs Reach Their Full Potential

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" A lot of these kids end up not reaching their full potential because they suffer from low expectations. People think they don't speak well, so we shouldn't have them in the regular classroom, but a lot of the kids I work with, they're cognitively fine. They're perfectly capable. They just need a viable means of communication to really help them through that." Cathy Binger

Ariane Zurcher: Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Around the Web, Articles, Assistive Technology, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Barb Rentenbach's funny, poignant and beautiful must-read book, I Might Be You: An Exploration of Autism and Connection, is now available as an audiobook.

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