First Day of School

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Today is the first time that Henry has not had a First day of School. He is not allowed to go to his neighborhood school that is about 200 yards from our home.

Amy Sequenzia : Friendship and Respect

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It is a mistaken idea that we, autistics, lack empathy. It is also a myth that we are not social. My friends and I, we understand and respect differences. And we understand that we all have a lot to contribute, in a diversity of manners.

Another School year !!

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Another school year begins August the 16th for us. My

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools

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LOS ANGELES The high cost of educating students with special

Sebastien’s Smile

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Sebastien's Smile was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness for Mitochondrial diseases which affect the Setin's son Sebastien.

Henry’s video for his friend Sebastien, please help by sharing

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Thursday Henry decided he wanted to write something

Ollibean Talks to Ray Ellis, director of “Certain Proof: A Question of Worth”

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"All of these children have one thing in common. They were always having to prove themselves, over and over and over again." Ray Ellis

WEBSITE WEDNESDAY: The Accessible Principal

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I am so thrilled to share the with you, which

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

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

NYC to Integrate Special Ed Students into Regular Classrooms

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New York City’s pilot for special education inclusion has moved

What is the Timeline for Developing a Section 504 Plan?

2012-08-14T13:04:11-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My 6 year old daughter had her 3 year reevaluation.

Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided

The Case for Inclusion: Does All Really Mean All?

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Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive on the motivation to change from educating students with disabilities in segregated settings to inclusive settings where all means all.

Ollibean Think Tank Member Tim Villegas

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My hope is that ThinkInclusive.us can create a bridge between educators, parents, and advocates (including self-advocates) to promote ideas, innovation and inspiration to change our world to be more accepting and value each and every human being.

How to Make Inclusive Practices a Reality For Your School

2012-12-16T00:20:59-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The new school year is fast approaching and The Inclusive

Change Leader: Amy Sequenzia

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"Presume competence. The same way I want people to assume I am competent, I also assume that others are competent".

Snacking: The Little Bite That Won’t Hurt You

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Ollibean contributor Kristie Salzer talks about the benefits of "refueling" between lunch and dinner to decrease hunger related meltdowns for kids. We love her suggestions of 25 super easy snacks to get you started!

Got Questions? Get answers from our disability-centric community.

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We’ve organized Ollibean so members can support each other in a very organic way. You will connect with others based on mutual interest in diffability related content.

Teaching Reading to Children with Special Needs

2012-07-26T08:40:22-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Friday July 27, 2012, Nicole and Terri will be

School-Wide PBIS & Teachers Who Bully

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One reason, I suspect, is that people are so focused

Ollibean Think Tank Member Amy Sequenzia

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Amy Sequenzia is a poet and autistic self-advocate. Her writing is as beautiful and powerful as she is. She is an extraordinary voice in the disability rights community .

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology ( FAAST)

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About FAAST Our Mission is to improve the quality of life

Bullying Prevention State Laws

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This new brief focuses on bullying prevention legislation. To date,

Amy Sequenzia: “Just Me”

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

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

Leaders@ED: Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

2012-07-13T08:26:38-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alexa Posny has had 23 jobs. While she never envisioned

Inclusive Educational Practices for Students with Special Needs

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Studies have shown when kids with disabilities are educated in inclusive settings, the classrooms are better for all of the students.

A Letter to Parents of Children with Special Needs

2012-07-05T13:36:06-04:00By |Categories: Articles, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer with

Introducing Ollibean Think Tank Member Nicole Eredics

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We are very proud to introduce Ollibean Think Tank member, Nicole

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