Why is a 13 year old protesting in order to go TO school?

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How did we get here? How did we get to a point that our 13 year old son has to fight for the rights that are already his under federal law? How did we get to a place where a pretty reserved kid has the courage, the will, to do this?

The Case for Inclusion Part Two: What Does Inclusion Look Like?

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It should always be the objective of public education to serve all students no matter what their disability label. It should always be the objective to give the right amount of support for all children.

I Stand With Henry

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What Henry is doing is advocating for his rights, at the same time that he reminds us of our own rights and about how far we still have to go.

Top 10 Things Autistic Self Advocate Needs Teachers to Know : # 3

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Top ten things I want you to know. Number 3: Please talk directly to me, not to my support person.

A Sister Stands with Her Brother: I Am Heard, I Am Important, and I Am Included

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No one wants to be the excluded one, the one to stand alone in silence, the one left out of the conversation. No one wants to be forgotten. So why are some individuals treated this way? Luckily it just takes one person to stand up and include, and the rest will follow. Be that person, take a stand, make a difference.

I am the 20 % and the RNC

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Henry takes his bi-partisan message of inclusion and civil rights for all to the Republican National Convention.

A Sensory Garden for Zoë and Oliver

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One of Ollibean's contributors, the lovely and amazing, Julie Lohoefener of Bloom Garden Shop, let's us in on some great tips on creating a non-toxic Sensory Garden with your kids.

My Civil Rights

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Inclusion, Martin Luther King, Jr, The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and education.

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

2016-11-10T10:12:07-05:00By |Categories: AAC, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Connect and learn with other parents like Tonya who presume competence and celebrate their children for being exactly who they are. #allofakind

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

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Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive on the motivation to change from educating students with disabilities in segregated settings to inclusive settings where all means all.

Snacking: The Little Bite That Won’t Hurt You

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Ollibean contributor Kristie Salzer talks about the benefits of "refueling" between lunch and dinner to decrease hunger related meltdowns for kids. We love her suggestions of 25 super easy snacks to get you started!

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

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 .

Introducing Ollibean Change Leaders

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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.

Faces of Ollibean- We want to hear from you!

2016-11-10T10:12:13-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every week we put the spotlight on another person out there making a difference. Share your story and inspire and motivate others to Be the Change.

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School

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OlliNEPAL at the SERC School in Kathmandu

They call me Barney Fife

2016-11-10T10:12:22-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Politics|Tags: , |

One out of four people that use accessible parking spaces, should not be using them. One out of four people think it's ok to park in a spot specifically designed and strategically to make it easier for someone who uses a wheelchair to have enough space to actually open the door to their van? Ok to park in a space designated for someone who has a heart condition so they don't have to walk quite as far?

Wretches & Jabberers Tampa Screening

2016-11-10T10:12:28-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Events, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The " World Intelligence Magnified Tour" took Tampa by storm. The screenings of Wretches & Jabberers the weekend of June 10 were an enormous success.

Ollibean Art for Change: Wretches & Jabberers Screening and Q & A at Tampa Theatre

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Academy Award winner, Gerardine Wurzburg's documentary, "Wretches & Jabberers ", Screening and Q & A at Tampa Theatre . The rockstars of self advocacy, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette take Tampa by storm, shattering misconceptions of autism and intelligence.

Wretches and Jabberers at Tampa Museum of Art

2016-11-10T10:12:29-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Featured (Homepage), General, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Academy Award winner, Gerardine Wurzburg's documentary, "Wretches & Jabberers ", Screening and Q & A at Tampa Theatre . The rockstars of self advocacy, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette take Tampa by storm, shattering misconceptions of autism and intelligence.