Ollibean disability-centric lifestyle posts and articles connecting and informing families, advocates and professionals .

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

Using Autistic Strengths to Make Friendships Work

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

I am an intelligent autistic woman. I manage my own

Pharrell’s “Happy” in Sign Language

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Lifestyle, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy."

What’s Underneath – Jillian Mercado

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Muscular Dystrophies, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jillian Mercado, the 23 year old model and editor and

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.

Autism, Airports and Lifelong Learning

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Books You Need, Education, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For most of my life airports have befuddled me. It

Skunk Hair, Autism and Social Understanding

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Books You Need, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is a saying, “love makes the world go round,”

The Scarlet A: Why I Don’t Want My ID to Broadcast My Autism

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago I read the article 'Law Allowing Autism to be Listed on IDs Moves Through Legislature'.

Doll Diversity Isn’t Just Child’s Play – Dolls with Disabilities

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Emily Ladau, General, Inclusion, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Muscular Dystrophies, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a little girl, I had a doll collection that

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