Sesame Street, This is an Autistic Speaking

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Entertainment, General, Media Representation, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sesame Street knew nobody was missing, or lacking, anything. I was perfect! Everyone is perfect! But in real life, as I grew older, doctors and teachers convinced everyone that I was too broken to be worthy of any effort toward education and a future. Nobody saw me the way I was seen by my friends at Sesame Street.

A Message to Suzanne Wright and Autism Speaks

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

I will soon write about posAutive messages but I had to write this first. I know my rights and I will fight against oppression at the same time that I spread the messages of acceptance and respect.

Real Consequences

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |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.

This Is Autism by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |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

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |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.

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

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Katie Couric will have a Twitter Chat with Autism Speaks

Christmas Wish for Children and Teachers of Sandy Hook

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

We wanted to do something that would specifically honor some of the passions and characteristics the victims families described.

30 Ways to Support Sandy Hook Families Now

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The victims and families have been and will continue to

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