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Autism, Transition Programs and the Impact of Poverty on Self-Advocacy

2016-11-10T10:11:25-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am an autistic woman who has lived both in

On Not Being “Pretty”

2016-11-10T10:11:25-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My friend Cara wrote this awesome article about being "ugly"

Accommodations – They Make All The Difference

2016-11-10T10:11:25-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Accommodations are important and they work. I should not be

Now you know . You cannot unknow .

2016-11-10T10:11:26-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Assistive Technology, Author, Autism, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I  told  Professor Wurzburg's class in March and April  about

Celebrating My Life

2019-03-28T16:55:07-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrating My Life  Amy Sequenzia won't stop celebrating her autistic,

The Reason I Blog

2016-11-10T10:11:27-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Neurodiversity, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This blog (The Autism Wars), and all the other blogs

Talking to Autism “Advocacy” Organizations

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had the opportunity to speak, as a public comment,

An Autistic Weighs in on Friendship

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I am a professional person who works as an autism consultant to various school districts when I am not speaking and writing. I have an autism neurology myself so I enjoy the privilege of being able to see and experience autism from a variety of viewpoints. One thing that greatly pains me is the continuing wrong assumptions professional people make about autistics and how those wrong assumptions often get interpreted as fact.

Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.

Attitudes – Information and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is especially directed at parents, family members and all

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

I have Tourette’s. Please tell everyone.

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Entertainment, General, Henry Recommends, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This powerful performance by Jamie Sanders, spoken word poet and actor with Tourette's, covers bullying, shame, self-acceptance and empowerment in the best 150 seconds you'll watch this week.