When Autistics Grade Other Autistics

2016-11-10T10:11:59-05:00By |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.

I Am Autistic and I Know What Autism Is

2016-11-10T10:12:00-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

2016-11-10T10:12:01-05:00By |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.

Changing the Paradigm

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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.

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.

Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School

2016-11-10T10:12:04-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Henry Frost had a pretty simple goal: he wanted to go to school like any other kid.

Inclusion in Tampa

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' With a little help from his friends'. Henry's inclusion is truly a group effort led by this determined 13 year old self advocate .

After student’s death, Hillsborough school’s ESE aides could not recall missing-child training

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Hillsborough County school district investigates a student's death last month

School board wants answers in wake of student’s death

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Two separate investigations are now going on in the Hillsborough School District.

The Case for Inclusion Part 3: Sea Change

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The longer there is a strong distinction between general and special education the worse it is for students who are labeled with a disability. It perpetuates the language of Us and Them...

Paula Kluth on The Inclusive Class Roundtable

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Paula Kluth's strategies for teachers who might be reluctant or don't know where to begin with inclusion on The Inclusive Class Roundtable, as well as some of our favorite things from her website, PaulaKluth.com.

What I Learned “When Schools Say No to Inclusion “

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The guests on the show are leaders in the inclusion community. They all brought something unique to the table, but they had one thing in common- respect and dedication to all learners.

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

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Autistic advocate and poet Amy Sequenzia's message of acceptance and respect for young autistics for 2012 Autistics Speaking Day. "There is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are perfect in your uniqueness."

Th Inclusive Class Roundtable :”When Schools Say ‘NO’ to Inclusion”

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This event brings together experts in the area of inclusive education to discuss and respond with practical techniques when schools say 'NO' to inclusion.

Supporting Young Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

Inclusive Education: It’s Great If You Can Get It

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Nicole Eredics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusive schools need to become a reality for all students