How to Figure Out If an Autistic Needs Fixing

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Conversation Starters, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have autism. I am autistic. Both these statements describe me and both are true. However, these two statements are NOT equal.

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

2016-11-10T10:11:37-05:00By |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'.

Are You a Bully in Sheep’s Clothing?

2016-11-10T10:11:38-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Real Consequences

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autism Speaks has been hurting autistics for too long. We are fighting back and we are stronger. It is time to say things like they are. This post is because I feel offended by people defending hateful speech.

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?

This Is Autism by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |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.

This Is Autism by Henry Frost

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |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.

Don’t Call Me Inspirational

2016-11-10T10:11:41-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, ASL Videos, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Disability is not something terrible that needs to be fixed, cured, or made to go away forever. It is a natural part of reality. We ask for acceptance as equal members of society." From the PSA "Your Daily Dosage of Inspiration" by Cheryl Green and Caitlin Wood.

From “Severe and Low Functioning” to “Kind of a Big Deal”

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some people consider it so abhorrent to entertain the possibility

Don’t Mix Up Empathy and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many times in the autism community parents of autistic children do not like autistic adults weighing in on situations that have to do with their autistic children. I am an autistic adult and often have parents telling me that I should not judge situations if I have not lived it – the “until-you-walk-a-mile-in-their-shoes” is told to me nearly every week as I post the latest news articles along with my comments on social media.

Putting Education First by That Crazy Crippled Chick

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |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

Again, We Mourn

2016-11-10T10:11:43-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My soul hurts and I am naming names. And I am saying, if you have a drop of sympathy for the murderers, or almost murderers, you have blood on your hands too.

We Are Not In Our Own World

2016-11-10T10:11:47-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We need to be careful about how we think about and talk about people with disabilities. One example is the reference that those who are autistic or deaf or blind or have some sort of movement differences are “in their own world.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital Pulls Bus Ads After Community Outrage

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Autism is a disability, but it is not a disease. It is not a life-threatening illness,” said Matt Young, co-leader of ASAN-WA. “The idea it’s a state to be wiped out has much negative impact on our lives.”

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."

Hi @KatieCouric I am #autistic & would like to talk to you about #inclusion, #communication & #civilrights #KatieAutismChat

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Katie Couric will have a Twitter Chat with Autism Speaks

I Feel Tired

2016-11-10T10:11:56-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some parents understand that autism is a natural part of some children’s lives and they fight the societal attitudes toward autistics. That’s love. Some parents don’t, and they fight, and hurt, their own children. This is not love and is one of the things that make me very tired.

‘Impaired Perceptions’ – Photographer Brian Steel Fights Ableism

2016-11-10T10:11:59-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The overall message is that you cannot tell what a person is capable of or what their life is like simply by looking at them. " Brian Steel

Advice from Someone Who Has Been There

2016-11-10T10:11:59-05:00By |Categories: Ableism, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love Larry Bissonnette- artist and disability rights activist. If

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