Amy Sequenzia: “Just Me”

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Amy Sequenzia writes about rejecting society's many labels. Perceptions such as “super spectacular” autistic and “low-functioning” are equally harmful .

Presuming Competence

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This issue is very important to me because so many

Epidemic, Awareness and Us, Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:14-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now everyone knows about the new numbers on autism

Lives Not Worth Living : by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:16-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General, Parenting, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of this blog is an expression seen in many blogs written by disabilities advocates and self-advocates. Wasn’t his life worth living? Isn’t mine or the lives of all disabled people?The murder of 22 year-old autistic George Hodgins prompted the latest, very strong protests from the autistic community against the media coverage focused on the “reasons” for the killing, while ignoring George’s, the victim, life.

Acceptance

2016-11-10T10:12:17-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome new Ollibean writer, Amy Sequenzia! We know you're going

Amy Sequenzia “Be Proud of Who You Are”

2016-11-10T10:12:19-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Feeling sorry for our disabilities means not accepting ourselves. I feel sorry because disabilities rights are still lacking, not because I am disabled. My message is, hopefully, about our strength and similarities". Amy Sequenzia

My Voice, My Life : A Poem by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:21-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This powerful poem from the book "MY VOICE, Autism, Life