“Loud Hands – Autistic People, Speaking” A Review

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Around the Web, Author, blog, Books You Need, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of the book should be enough for anyone who wants to know, know more or know anything, about autism and Autistics to buy it and read it.

A Parent’s Story of Advocacy on The Inclusive Class

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Articles, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion, Nicole Eredics, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Teachers love a great resource! Especially a resource that is

We Love Emma’s Hope Book

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ariane Zurcher is definitely one of our favorite writers. She writes with exceptional honesty, insight, and beauty.

Sara Winter,Founder of Squag™ Had Me at :)

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Lifestyle, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sara Winter answers our Change Leader Questionairre. Sara is the founder of Squag™ - a wonderful curated, online space that offers kids on the autism spectrum as well as other disabilities (and their siblings) a safe, beautiful corner of the web.

I Feel Tired

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |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.

Krip-Hop Nation: Music, Advocacy and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Entertainment, General, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources We Love, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Where were the other people who looked like me as a Black disabled young man? With this continuous question of race and disability along with my love of poetry and music, I started to question the arena of music and performance around the representation of musicians with disabilities, especially disabled musicians of color." - Leroy F. Moore, Jr.

‘Impaired Perceptions’ – Photographer Brian Steel Fights Ableism

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"The overall message is that you cannot tell what a person is capable of or what their life is like simply by looking at them. " Brian Steel

When Autistics Grade Other Autistics

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree…”We know how functioning labels are not helpful, despite being largely used by neurotypicals. But some autistics also grade members of our community and I want to understand why.

No Limits: People With Cerebral Palsy v Condescending Tools

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, General, Henry Recommends, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

No Limits: People With Cerebral Palsy v Condescending Tools.

Ido In Autismland

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Editor's Picks, General, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We love Ido In Autismland, a blog by Ido a young autistic advocate who types to communicate.

I Am Autistic and I Know What Autism Is

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Autism is not a set of deficits. Autism is complex and all of us can self-advocate despite the difficulties we might face. Autism is life. I am Autistic, I self-advocate and I am happy.

It is About Respect

2016-11-10T10:12:00-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Respect for one another is one basic quality if we want to have meaningful conversations and relationships with other human beings. The ableism that disabled people experience is a form of disrespect.

Changing the Paradigm

2016-11-10T10:12:01-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sir Ken Robinson on education reform. "Changing Paradigms in Public Education" covers the importance of thinking differently about human capacity , recognizing the benefits of collaborative learning, and changing the culture of our institutions.

Use Your Words: Non-Verbal, Speech, and AAC

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I see a little girl every week at events that

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE)

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE) at the University

Presume My Competence

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Ableism, Advocacy, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Really, this is number one. Please presume my competence.

My Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:12:06-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion, Martin Luther King, Jr, The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and education.

My Video for Day without Starbucks for Sebastien

2016-11-10T10:12:07-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My video to help raise money for "Day Without Starbucks for Sebastien" . Sebastien is my friend. He has MELAS, a mitochondrial disease that is hurting him. Please help.

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

2016-11-10T10:12:07-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, blog, Communication, Editor's Picks, Education, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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