Deaf Teen Filmmakers Interpretation of Phillip Phillips’ “Home”

2016-11-10T10:11:25-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Author, blog, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, General, Lauri Swann Hunt, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Acceptance, connection, and belonging. Home. Thank you Deaf Film Camp for making such awesome videos!

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

Pharrell’s “Happy” in Sign Language

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Lifestyle, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful American Sign Language interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy."

Get Your Happy On

2016-11-10T10:11:31-05:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lauri Swann Hunt, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Love this video by Tina and Paul Sirimarco. Tina is

Worth A Second Look: Haben Girma’s 2010 Speech on 35th Anniversary of IDEA

2016-11-10T10:11:40-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

"One of the treasures of IDEA is that it provides children with disabilities the luxury of just being students. Unfortunately there are still many school districts where students with disabilities are denied their right to an education." Haben Girma

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-05:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

Intersection of Law, Education and Civil Rights

2016-03-30T14:44:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a deaf-blind student with very limited sight and hearing, Haben Girma '13 learned that you must be a self-advocate and come up with creative solutions to the problems you face. If that fails, she says, then the law can be a strong ally.

We Are Not In Our Own World

2016-11-10T10:11:47-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Judy Endow, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We need to be careful about how we think about and talk about people with disabilities. One example is the reference that those who are autistic or deaf or blind or have some sort of movement differences are “in their own world.”

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

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Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

2016-11-10T10:11:47-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

2016-11-10T10:11:50-05:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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."

‘Switched at Birth’ Goes Silent to Make a Point

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Until hearing people walk a day in our shoes, they will never understand," says a guidance counselor a high school for deaf students in "Switched at Birth."

Deaf Teenager Gets AMC to Offer Closed Captioning

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Johnny Butchko, 14, is hearing impaired. Tired of being unable to watch a movie at his local theatre, he stood up and got AMC to provide Closed Captioning in Santa Monica. But he's not stopping there.

Presume My Competence

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |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.

Focus on My Strengths

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#4 Please focus on My Strengths. I have many. We all do.

Top 10 Things Autistic Self Advocate Needs Teachers to Know : # 3

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Henry, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top ten things I want you to know. Number 3: Please talk directly to me, not to my support person.

Autistic Student’s Top 10 List for Teachers of Students with Special Needs #2

2015-10-28T20:27:11-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, General, Henry, Henry Frost|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top ten things Autistic student wants teachers, therapists and friends to know about students with special needs... they may be shocking to some of you, but hopefully to most they are exactly what you expect. Here's number 2.

A Sister Stands with Her Brother: I Am Heard, I Am Important, and I Am Included

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No one wants to be the excluded one, the one to stand alone in silence, the one left out of the conversation. No one wants to be forgotten. So why are some individuals treated this way? Luckily it just takes one person to stand up and include, and the rest will follow. Be that person, take a stand, make a difference.

First Day of School

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusive Education, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

Deaf people “feel touch” with hearing part of brain

2016-11-10T10:12:10-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Assistive Technology, General, Lifestyle, Medical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(LiveScience) Individuals who are born deaf use the "hearing" part