Parents, Are You Listening To Your Child?

2016-11-10T10:11:24-04:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Autism, blog, Neurodiversity, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As a non-speaking Autistic, I pay special attention to comments and statements made by parents of other non-speaking Autistics, especially children. Many times I see parents lamenting that they will never listen to their Autistic child say "I love you", or how much they long to hear those words.

Holiday Giveaway- ‘The Real Experts’

2016-11-10T10:11:24-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Books You Need, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ollibean Holiday Giveaway "The Real Experts" The Real Experts : Readings

Autism and Public Perception

2016-11-10T10:11:24-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autism and Public Perception by Judy Endow

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

High-Functioning or Low-Functioning?

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this life I am missing the ability to go

Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Autism, Autism Resources, blog, Developmental Disabilities, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource We Love!

Autistic Meltdown or Temper Tantrum?

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

Autistic meltdowns and temper tantrums are not the same thing. Autistic meltdowns typically occur as a response to being overwhelmed.

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.

Is Autism a Disability or a Difference?

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity, Resources We Love, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So many ideas in the larger autism community often become

Parents – Acceptance Starts at Home

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Parents, home is the single most important place for our

Life for Lief ~ “See Me As Smart”

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Some people think that kids who are autistic can’t handle getting a transplant. Kids with autism can handle it.” Lief O'Neill

I Got 99 Problems..Palsy Is Just One- Maysoon Zayid on Ted

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Entertainment, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and we are the most under-represented in entertainment.” Maysoon Zayid

Are You a Bully in Sheep’s Clothing?

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Dec. 16, 2013 I wrote a blog titled “Autistics

Pro Infirmis Mannequins Video Shows Bodily Diversity is Beautiful

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |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

“Weird & Wonderful”

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

'Weird and Wonderful", a feature-length documentary, tells the story of the disability rights movement from the late 1960s until today.

This Is Autism by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity, Politics, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today we are flashblogging to counter Autism Speaks’ wrong view of autism. We are showing what autism really is. We speak for ourselves, even if Autism Speaks refuses to listen. The rest of the world will.

You are not wrong.

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Know you are not a burden or trouble for being. You are a person who has every right to be. A family that is saying love but saying you are so hard so wrong for not being as they wanted. The family is wrong. Not You. A school segregating is wrong. Not You.There are many if the disability community that are here for you.

Inclusion, Communication and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Learning is easy when the teacher knows you can learn. " Henry Frost

Putting Education First by That Crazy Crippled Chick

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"First, we must ensure that all children, including and especially those with disabilities, receive a quality education. Inclusion means nothing if a child is not receiving a good education, which is, in fact, the very reason we have schools in the first place. " Cara Liebowitz

11 Year Old Jacob On The Right Thing To DO

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Henry Recommends, Inclusion, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I said a long time ago that I would not only be an real student In a school that supports me but also a self advocate for those lost in segregated settings echoing the dreaded lives of people in the world that are like me without the right supports.