What Good Does Autism Awareness Do? It Doesn’t

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I know most people want to do the right thing and believe “Autism Awareness” helps. But it doesn’t and it is time for some blunt truths, it is past time to stop walking in circles and move forward with Autism Acceptance.

Stop Combating Me – Why I Am Against Euthanasia

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

Today is “Stop Combating Me” flashblog. We are not the enemy but the way legislation is written puts us in real danger.

Being Disabled and in the Hospital

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Being disabled and in hospitals is always scary because our lives is not valued as the lives of non-disabled. I was, in a way, lucky but the policies still need a lot of improvement.

Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School! || Stop Hurting Kids

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy Resources, Articles, Autism, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Featured, Inclusion, Inclusion Resources, Politics, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stop Hurting Kids needs all supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to take action and urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor this bill.

Who Cares About Kelsey? We do.

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Advocacy Resources, Author, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We first saw Who Cares About Kelsey ? at the National Center on Inclusive Education’s Summer Institute and instantly connected to the film's message of empowering students.

I’m Not the One Who Is Lost

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Henry Recommends, Inclusive Education, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I am thinking you will understand more when you see the feeling . The feeling on my side.

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.

Welcome to the Autistic Community

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, Autism Resources, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Autism Now Center have created "Welcome to the Autistic Community! " It is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about autism.

Is Your Child Learning How to Code?

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Assistive Technology, Author, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

We hope all kids are learning to code. If they aren't being taught programming skills in school, there are so many great sites that can help them get started today.

Life for Lief ~ “See Me As Smart”

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Some people think that kids who are autistic can’t handle getting a transplant. Kids with autism can handle it.” Lief O'Neill

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

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |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?

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

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.

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.

The Importance of Supports

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"If we invested a mere one-tenth of the amount of money that we currently pour into causation into empowering Autistic people to communicate, that young man and hundreds of thousands more like him would be able to communicate their needs to us today. I am not here today to speak for every Autistic person – that’s impossible. What I am here for is to argue for every Autistic person to have the same opportunity to communicate that I have come to enjoy thanks to the support that I have been lucky enough to receive in my life." Ari Ne'eman

Helping the Poor and Disabled

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

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Resources We Love, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

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

All the people saw my intelligence. No test first.

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My family saw. I had hopeful times . Tracy invited