Six Questions Before Publishing About Children

2016-11-10T10:11:24-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, blog, Cross Disability, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Blogging About Children with Disabilities Protecting a child's privacy

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!

LOVED As I Am

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: blog, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We can all use a daily reminder that we are loved, accepted and adored for being exactly who we are. Ollibean Goods of the Day- "LOVED as I am" , "You Are Loved" and "I Am Loved" .

Creating Visuals Instantly for Unpredictable Activities

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As an adult with autism, knowing what will happen during

The Benefits of Real Food

2016-11-10T10:11:34-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Nutrition, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guest post from Chasing the Spring's Dani Johnson on the life changing benefits of a blenderized diet made for her daughter. We were drawn to the great recipes Dani shares as well as her experience of learning from adult g-tube users.

Dan Habib: Disabling Segregation

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dan Habib's Tedx Talk on the importance of inclusion, belonging

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

Is Your Child Learning How to Code?

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, Author, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

We hope all kids are learning to code. If they aren't being taught programming skills in school, there are so many great sites that can help them get started today.

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

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

This Is Autism by Henry Frost

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Best place for all autistic people, all disabled not disabled people, all families to speak together. Speak together for acceptance, inclusion, communication, and rights for all people. I am thinking when you look closely, this is what autism is.

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.

My Sisters. My Allies.

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Henry, Henry Frost, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My sisters are good allies. Not just the ally because I am their brother. .Allies knowing all people have the right to inclusion,communication, and civil rights. Knowing not necessary to earn these rights. These are rights for every person.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Disabilty and Civil Rights: Standing On the Right Side of History

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"If we were to go back to the 1960s and we were to talk to those leaders who were vehemently against desegregation, we would hear the conviction in their voices of them stating why they believe their decisions and what they were doing to those children were just. Just as I believe that some of you and some of the board members that have spoken believe that their decisions are just. But, I fear that the Hillsborough County School Board is standing on the wrong side of history."

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

I Am Here To Make A Difference For My People

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"I am here to make a difference for my people. I hope that you listen to what I have to say. I want people like you to stop judging me." Tres Whitlock

Ollibean Spotlight: Renee Salas

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |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

Ollibean Spotlight: Kerima Cevik Pay It Forward Activist

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: blog, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Equal access, level playing field, dignity, respect for my son and all his community. No separate classrooms separate doors or isolation from others. See I’m a woman of color. When I began my education you could still see the Colored Only bathrooms in the Deep South. If you put my son in one room and say he is not good enough to be where the law says he should be, with his peers, then red flags of segregation fly up at me. Many parents of color feel the wrongness of it organically, but they have been convinced that their neurodiverse children are not good enough for their neighborhood school and that their children are a distraction or threat to typical children in some way. The different operating system in their child’s brain throws them off, particularly when maladaptive behaviors are in the mix. It leaves them feeling guilty, helpless, afraid their kids will come to harm, and they listen to anyone, even if their gut tells them the advice is unjust. I am and advocate of Universal Design for Learning. I think my son can be with his peers in age as well as ability and everyone can benefit." Kerima Cevik

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