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

Pro Infirmis Mannequins Video Shows Bodily Diversity is Beautiful

2016-11-10T10:11:38-05:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, Emily Ladau, General, Lifestyle, Muscular Dystrophies, Neurodiversity, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A trip to the mall bombards me with unattainable ideals

Helping the Poor and Disabled

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Will your attitude draw circles of holiday meaningfulness where you include yourself in what already is or will your attitude draw lines that allow you to help those poor and disabled people on the other side?

I Am Disabled and I Am Proud

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

‎"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the 'dis' out of disability, but maybe... just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back in. Take the "dis" out of disability and you remove the core of what has shaped my life. Disability puts the "D" in diversity, but in order to make that a real difference we've got to own that spot. It took me 35 years to respect and honor that truth. Others shouldn't have to wait that long..." Lawrence Carter-Long

Judith Snow

2016-11-10T10:11:44-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Judith Snow, MA is a social innovator and an advocate for Inclusion – communities that welcome the participation of a wide diversity of people. Inclusion is an opportunity for EVERYONE!

Senator’s Call for Transition Action Plan An Excellent Idea

2016-11-10T10:11:47-05:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Lifestyle, Politics, Sarah Levis, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Democrat Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has introduced a

Ollibean Spotlight: Renee Salas

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Books You Need, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" Talk to people with disabilities. As many as you can: Adults, adolescents, kids. These people are the real experts on disabilities. These are the people that can tell you what life with a disability is like." Renee Salas

Much Needed Resource: “We Are Like Your Child”

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, blog, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"We are like your child. Your child is like us. And we may have difficulties, we are disabled--but there is no denying that we are also awesome."

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will follow."

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: General, Lifestyle, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great resource promoting increased participation in physical activity among people of all abilities.

“The Story of Luke” Brings Autism to the Big Screen

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.

A Generational Shift in Understanding Life With Down Syndrome

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"You cannot know if someone else's life is worth living without asking them and without even knowing them."

Reason # 202 Why You Should Come to See Wretches & Jabberers Next Weekend..

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The incredible soundtrack. J. Ralph, recently nominated for an Academy Award for his song, Before My Time, for the documentary Chasing Ice, composed and performed the songs in this incredible documentary, He is joined by some of the most talented folks in music.

‘Switched at Birth’ Goes Silent to Make a Point

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Until hearing people walk a day in our shoes, they will never understand," says a guidance counselor a high school for deaf students in "Switched at Birth."

We Love Emma’s Hope Book

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ariane Zurcher is definitely one of our favorite writers. She writes with exceptional honesty, insight, and beauty.

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