Neurodiversity IS the Next Civil Rights Movement

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: blog, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"When we talk about inclusion what we're talking about is diversity." Audra Zucherman, co-founder, The IDEAL School .The IDEAL School practices full inclusion while nurturing their students abilities to create real change in the world through compassion and self- empowerment.

Abuse and Cover Up of Students with Special Needs In Ohio

2016-11-10T10:11:55-05:00By |Categories: Articles, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Special Education teacher from Kings Local School District accused of seclusion, restraint, physical abuse , verbal and emotional abuse.

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

2016-11-10T10:11:56-05:00By |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.

Wright’s Law: Why Schools Usually Say “No!”

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My son is going to middle school. Same district, new

Karen Clay Defines Inclusion for Hillsborough County School Board Member Olson

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"I fought for him to remain in the classroom, I fought for him to attend his neighborhood school. I did not have to fight for him to be fully included, because Principal Vince Sussman at Plant High School knew that students with disabilities have value, have worth."

NCIE Webinar: Creating Inclusive IEPs

2016-11-10T10:11:56-05:00By |Categories: Events, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This February 20th webinar will focus on IEPs that target students’ full participation in inclusive general education classrooms and specify the supports needed for success.

‘Impaired Perceptions’ – Photographer Brian Steel Fights Ableism

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"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

Advice from Someone Who Has Been There

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I love Larry Bissonnette- artist and disability rights activist. If

Shatter the Myths About Autism

2016-11-10T10:12:02-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, blog, General, Neurodiversity, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"No Myths". Must see PSA by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Dan Merino Foundation. Change the conversation about autism.

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE)

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

Inclusive Education: It’s Great If You Can Get It

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Inclusive schools need to become a reality for all students

I Stand With Henry

2016-11-10T10:12:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Henry is doing is advocating for his rights, at the same time that he reminds us of our own rights and about how far we still have to go.

I am the 20 % and the RNC

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Henry takes his bi-partisan message of inclusion and civil rights for all to the Republican National Convention.

My Civil Rights

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

First Day of School

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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.

Henry’s video for his friend Sebastien, please help by sharing

2016-11-10T10:12:07-05:00By |Categories: blog, Editor's Picks, General, Lifestyle, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thursday Henry decided he wanted to write something

Ollibean Mama Spotlight

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Connect and learn with other parents like Tonya who presume competence and celebrate their children for being exactly who they are. #allofakind

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.

Self-Advocacy, Inclusion, Communication, and Friendship Roadtrip 2012

2017-01-16T10:32:06-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Ollibean Family|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Our three week Roadtrip has begun. Syracuse, then on to New Hampshire and the Autism Summer Institute.

Outing The Prejudice: Making The Least Dangerous Assumption

2016-11-10T10:12:12-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, Assistive Technology, General, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We highly recommend this brilliant article by Zach Rossetti and Carol Tashie on their interpretation of Anne Donnellan's concept of presuming competence, the least dangerous assumption.

OlliNEPAL at the SERC School

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OlliNEPAL at the SERC School in Kathmandu

OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa (“Children’s Hope Development Service”)

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OlliNEPAL team at HDCS, Asha Bal Bikash Sewa ("Children's Hope Development Service")

Lives Not Worth Living : by Amy Sequenzia

2016-11-10T10:12:16-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, General, Parenting, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The title of this blog is an expression seen in many blogs written by disabilities advocates and self-advocates. Wasn’t his life worth living? Isn’t mine or the lives of all disabled people?The murder of 22 year-old autistic George Hodgins prompted the latest, very strong protests from the autistic community against the media coverage focused on the “reasons” for the killing, while ignoring George’s, the victim, life.

Nordic Network on Disability Research

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NNDR is a multidisciplinary network of disability researchers interested in

Extreme Kids & Crew

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Extreme Kids & Crew is a parent-run non profit dedicated

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