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

Because I Stood With Henry

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Because I stood with Henry I am happier today and you should too. Henry not only got his rights, he proved that presumption of competence should be the default for every student.

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2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is not directed at anyone in particular. It is about several people I’ve met throughout my life. I sometimes need to remind myself that being me means following my own agenda and not pleasing the ones who will not be part of my story.

Listen Up

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Media Representation, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Listen Up! the PSA from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Acceptance Month has been released!

Autism Acceptance Month

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, Developmental Disabilities, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Acceptance is an action." Autism Acceptance Month from the brilliant folks

“Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking” A Review

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Around the Web, Author, blog, Books You Need, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of the book should be enough for anyone who wants to know, know more or know anything, about autism and Autistics to buy it and read it.

It is About Respect

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Respect for one another is one basic quality if we want to have meaningful conversations and relationships with other human beings. The ableism that disabled people experience is a form of disrespect.

My Top Ten

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These are the top 10, now top 18 things I need for teachers, therapists, doctors, friends and family to know.

My iPad Is Not a Toy

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Henry, Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please never refer to my iPad as a toy. It is not. It is my voice. Imagine if you could not speak with your mouth how important your iPad voice would be.

Henry’s Road to Inclusion Part 1

2017-01-16T10:18:39-04:00By |Categories: blog, Lauri Swann Hunt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Henry met Tracy, Larry, Harvey Lavoy, and Pascal Cheng on June 9, 2011. It was a very special day, one that would change Henry's life forever.

Amy Sequenzia: I Need to Thank Some People

2016-11-10T10:12:02-04:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After “Non-speaking, ‘low-functioning’” was published, lots of people wanted to hear from me. I met so many amazing people, autistic bloggers with so much to share and the smartest people I know. Parents of autistic children also valued my words.

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Autistic advocate and poet Amy Sequenzia's message of acceptance and respect for young autistics for 2012 Autistics Speaking Day. "There is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are perfect in your uniqueness."

Supporting Young Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

Change Leader: Richard Attfield

2016-11-10T10:12:08-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Richard Attfield, a contributing author to "Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone", is passionate about the rights of children with disability labels to have equal access to education and communication supports.

Deaf Olympic hopeful uses social media to fight discrimination

2016-11-10T10:12:12-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Marcus Titus, top U.S. breaststroker, rallied for change and got it. USA Swimming will allow the use of hand signals to accomodate Deaf swimmers at the summer Olympic trials.