Much Needed Resource: “We Are Like Your Child”

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, blog, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"We are like your child. Your child is like us. And we may have difficulties, we are disabled--but there is no denying that we are also awesome."

Because I Stood With Henry

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |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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2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |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.

AAC Helps Learners with Complex Communication Needs Reach Their Full Potential

2016-11-10T10:11:48-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" A lot of these kids end up not reaching their full potential because they suffer from low expectations. People think they don't speak well, so we shouldn't have them in the regular classroom, but a lot of the kids I work with, they're cognitively fine. They're perfectly capable. They just need a viable means of communication to really help them through that." Cathy Binger

Amy Sequenzia: Does it matter?

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Should it matter that some of us are labeled intellectually disabled? Read the definitions, look at us in a realistic way and ask yourself; Does it matter? Aren’t we all worthy?

2013 Top Ten Signs of Special Ed Advocate Burn Out

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Subtitle: Why you may need a trip to a COPAA

Mother

2016-11-10T10:11:49-05:00By |Categories: Amy Sequenzia, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is for every person who embodies the meaning of motherhood. This is for the ones who nurture and protect, who never consider their lives more important than the lives of the ones being nourished, educated, protected and loved.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: General, Lifestyle, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great resource promoting increased participation in physical activity among people of all abilities.

Some special education teachers fear losing jobs

2013-06-06T18:21:07-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Atlanta special education teachers say they

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Editor's Picks, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

2014-04-05T00:03:42-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How do we help our children or students who are

The Most Important Information About AAC Use in the Classroom

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presumption of competence combined with support and collaboration from team members helps the learner with complex communication needs have a voice in the classroom.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Stand Up for Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Autism, Events, General, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presented and discussed will be the importance of inclusion and friendship for youth with disabilities. The cast and of the acclaimed feature documentary, Wretches & Jabberers will be joined by The National Center on Inclusive Education’s Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate, 13 year old, Henry Frost.

School Says, “No Advanced Classes for Kids with IEPs”

2013-03-24T23:30:53-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My child has a learning disability. Her teachers want her

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Events, General, Inclusive Education, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

Ollibean Art for Change at USF: April. Autism. Advocacy. Acceptance.

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Entertainment, Events, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A day of inclusive education, community acceptance, and self-advocacy at USF with Academy Award Winning Director and Stars of the Acclaimed Documentary Wretches & Jabberers, NCIE's Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate Henry Frost. CARD (The Center for Autism and Related Disorders) at the University of South Florida) will host at USF's Marshall Hall.

Retention is Not a Form of “Specialized Instruction”

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The school wanted to retain my son who has an

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion, Nicole Eredics, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is

Ten Things I wish My Teacher and SLP Knew about AAC : Pat Mervine

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: AAC, Articles, Assistive Technology, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Resources We Love, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pat Mervine has a great website and is the author

Appropriate Education for Your Child – 02/15/2013

2013-02-16T10:06:13-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning's

Wright’s Law: Why Schools Usually Say “No!”

2016-11-10T10:11:56-05:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My son is going to middle school. Same district, new

I Feel Tired

2016-11-10T10:11:56-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some parents understand that autism is a natural part of some children’s lives and they fight the societal attitudes toward autistics. That’s love. Some parents don’t, and they fight, and hurt, their own children. This is not love and is one of the things that make me very tired.

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