Ollibean Inclusive Baseball Camp August 5-16

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Hope you can join us for our 2nd Annual Ollibean Inclusive Baseball Camp at Palma Ceia Little League. 2 sessions August 5- 9, and August 12-16.

The Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education – 07/12/13

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This week, Carol Quirk who is the Co-Executive Director for

Ollibean Spotlight: Kerima Cevik Pay It Forward Activist

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"Equal access, level playing field, dignity, respect for my son and all his community. No separate classrooms separate doors or isolation from others. See I’m a woman of color. When I began my education you could still see the Colored Only bathrooms in the Deep South. If you put my son in one room and say he is not good enough to be where the law says he should be, with his peers, then red flags of segregation fly up at me. Many parents of color feel the wrongness of it organically, but they have been convinced that their neurodiverse children are not good enough for their neighborhood school and that their children are a distraction or threat to typical children in some way. The different operating system in their child’s brain throws them off, particularly when maladaptive behaviors are in the mix. It leaves them feeling guilty, helpless, afraid their kids will come to harm, and they listen to anyone, even if their gut tells them the advice is unjust. I am and advocate of Universal Design for Learning. I think my son can be with his peers in age as well as ability and everyone can benefit." Kerima Cevik

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people.

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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.

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?

Believing in Your Child and Why It Matters

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"No one affects a child's day, dreams and future like a mother. Of course we are never perfect, but perfect is never the goal." Tonya Whitlock

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

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Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will follow."

Happy Mother’s Day Week : Turn It Up to 11

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It's that time of year .... Mother's Day Week! Is there a song that makes you think about why you love being a mom? Or a song that just reminds you of your family? Share it here.

Insight into Inclusion: The Language we Use

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How do we help our children or students who are

“The Story of Luke” Brings Autism to the Big Screen

2016-11-10T10:11:53-05:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.

Autism Acceptance Month

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"Acceptance is an action." Autism Acceptance Month from the brilliant folks

Doctors across America turning away patients with disabilities, study finds

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by Sarah Levis Disabled people in several American cities are

Sexual Assault and Ableism in Martin de Porres Academy

2016-11-10T10:11:54-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Sarah Levis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

K.J. told police that she said "No" and "Stop" when the three ninth grade boys sexually assaulted her. She had to be physically assaulted to keep from escaping. But, because K.J. and her attackers were labeled with IQs below 50 the sex is considered "consensual".

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