Why The Lie We’ve Been Sold About Disability Is The Greatest Injustice

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Stella Young of Ramp Up explains the Social Model of

The Importance of Opportunity

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Dillan Barmache, a 14 year old autistic student, delivers his powerful 8th grade commencement speech using his iPad and brings the crowd to their feet.

Losing an Autism Diagnosis

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I am an almost 60-year-old autistic woman who can navigate

Cry Me a River, Katrina Percy. Justice for LB!

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I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Banning Aversive Shock Therapy at the Judge Rotenberg Center

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Thursday, April 24, was a day that I'd been waiting

Skunk Hair, Autism and Social Understanding

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There is a saying, “love makes the world go round,”

Young Autistics Making Me Happy – Expressions of PosAutivity: #AutismPositivity2014

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This poem is for my young friends: Evie, Ty, Max, Fallon, Mu, Jack, Emma, H., Philip, Oliver, Brooke, Henry, Miri, Cody, MissG, MasterL, and many others I cannot name here but I know are going to grow up to change the conversation. You make me very happy!

Sesame Street, This is an Autistic Speaking

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

Sesame Street knew nobody was missing, or lacking, anything. I was perfect! Everyone is perfect! But in real life, as I grew older, doctors and teachers convinced everyone that I was too broken to be worthy of any effort toward education and a future. Nobody saw me the way I was seen by my friends at Sesame Street.

Parents – Acceptance Starts at Home

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Parents, home is the single most important place for our

What Good Does Autism Awareness Do? It Doesn’t

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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

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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

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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.

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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.