Outsmarting the Hard of Autism to Attend Live Theater

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love musicals and other live theater performances. About five

Five Reasons You Need to Read ‘Ghost Boy’ by Martin Pistorius

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Assistive Technology, Author, blog, Books You Need, Cerebral Palsy, Editor's Picks, General, Lauri Swann Hunt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For over ten years Martin Pistorius was trapped in his own body, fully cognizant, but unable to speak or move. He was surrounded by people who believed he was incapable of thinking and tried desperately to get just one person to notice. His story serves as a wake-up call for all of us to drastically change our assumptions about speech and intellectual capacity as well as the need to radically reform expectations and treatment of people with complex communication needs.

How Being Included Changed This Boy’s Life

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Having opportunities to learn with everyone could access more opportunities for all.

High-Functioning or Low-Functioning?

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this life I am missing the ability to go

Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Autism, Autism Resources, blog, Developmental Disabilities, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource We Love!

Talking to Autism “Advocacy” Organizations

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had the opportunity to speak, as a public comment,

Autistic Meltdown or Temper Tantrum?

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Autistic meltdowns and temper tantrums are not the same thing. Autistic meltdowns typically occur as a response to being overwhelmed.

Isn’t it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Real Problem with Special Needs We love this

LOVED As I Am

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: blog, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We can all use a daily reminder that we are loved, accepted and adored for being exactly who we are. Ollibean Goods of the Day- "LOVED as I am" , "You Are Loved" and "I Am Loved" .

An Autistic Weighs in on Friendship

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I am a professional person who works as an autism consultant to various school districts when I am not speaking and writing. I have an autism neurology myself so I enjoy the privilege of being able to see and experience autism from a variety of viewpoints. One thing that greatly pains me is the continuing wrong assumptions professional people make about autistics and how those wrong assumptions often get interpreted as fact.

Disability Visibility Project

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy Resources, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ollibean is very proud to be a media partner of the Disability Visibility Project. Please join us in spreading the word about this important project dedicated to "Recording Disability History, One Story at a Time".

Ollibean Goods – Gifts That Celebrate Inclusion and Diversity

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Lauri Swann Hunt, Products|Tags: , , , , , |

Ollibean Goods - gifts that celebrate inclusion and diversity . Ollibean Goods donates 10 % of net proceeds to fund literacy programs and provide iPads for communication .

Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.