Autistic Patterns of Thoughts and Emotions

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

I use the movement of things outside of me for

Autism, Transition Programs and the Impact of Poverty on Self-Advocacy

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

I am an autistic woman who has lived both in

Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of Minority, Disability and Resegregation

2018-01-15T13:51:21-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Inclusion, Kerima Çevik|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kerima Çevik on Surviving Inclusion: At The Intersection of

On Surviving Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:26-04:00By |Categories: Abuse and Bullying, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Kerima Çevik, Ollibean Mama Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Surviving Inclusion by Kerima Cevik Three

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

Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.

Attitudes – Information and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is especially directed at parents, family members and all

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

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.

Love, Not Fear

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Today is “Love, Not Fear” flashblog. We write about the beauty of being, living, sharing and experience Autism, an Autistic life.

30 Second Message for Bullies

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Resources, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AAPD's PSA features three real students sharing a simple message: people with disabilities are powerful, self-determined individuals—not victims.

Hopes

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I might be too optimistic for the reality, but I need HOPE to be able to keep demanding the rights taken away from me, just because I am me.

Supporting United States Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Why Every Voice Counts!

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Emily Ladau, Featured (Homepage), General, Politics, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CALLING ALL SENATORS .It’s time for the U.S. To

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.

Don’t Define Me By My Deficits

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My advice for younger autistics and for those who love and support them would be to look at who you ARE as a human being.

Disability Activist Keith Jones on Community

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Henry Recommends, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"So let us remember that when we teach, when we educate, we make policy, we make decisions that we do it with a conscience and that we remember that we are leaving fingerprints on forever." Keith Jones

Again, We Mourn

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |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.

Person First Attitude Trumps Language

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, Conversation Starters, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Am I a person with autism or autistic? Does it matter? And why?

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."

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

Seattle Children’s Hospital Pulls Bus Ads After Community Outrage

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |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.”

Advocacy Groups Call for Autistic Teen’s Killers to Be Charged With Hate Crime

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How does it make you feel when you hear a