Inclusion in Tampa

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' With a little help from his friends'. Henry's inclusion is truly a group effort led by this determined 13 year old self advocate .

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

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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."

Inclusive Education: It’s Great If You Can Get It

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Inclusive schools need to become a reality for all students

Why is a 13 year old protesting in order to go TO school?

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How did we get here? How did we get to a point that our 13 year old son has to fight for the rights that are already his under federal law? How did we get to a place where a pretty reserved kid has the courage, the will, to do this?

I Stand With Henry

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Henry is doing is advocating for his rights, at the same time that he reminds us of our own rights and about how far we still have to go.

A Sister Stands with Her Brother: I Am Heard, I Am Important, and I Am Included

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No one wants to be the excluded one, the one to stand alone in silence, the one left out of the conversation. No one wants to be forgotten. So why are some individuals treated this way? Luckily it just takes one person to stand up and include, and the rest will follow. Be that person, take a stand, make a difference.

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

2016-11-10T10:12:07-05:00By |Categories: AAC, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Connect and learn with other parents like Tonya who presume competence and celebrate their children for being exactly who they are. #allofakind

Change Leader Questionairre: Richard Attfield

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Change you would you like to see in your lifetime? "The end of discrimination towards children/people with disability labels. And the human right of communication implemented fairly. " Richard Attfield

Self-Advocacy, Inclusion, Communication, and Friendship Roadtrip 2012

2017-01-16T10:32:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our three week Roadtrip has begun. Syracuse, then on to New Hampshire and the Autism Summer Institute.

Outing The Prejudice: Making The Least Dangerous Assumption

2016-11-10T10:12:12-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Assistive Technology, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We highly recommend this brilliant article by Zach Rossetti and Carol Tashie on their interpretation of Anne Donnellan's concept of presuming competence, the least dangerous assumption.

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