Isn’t it a Pity? The Real Problem with Special Needs

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The Real Problem with Special Needs We love this

What’s Underneath – Jillian Mercado

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Muscular Dystrophies, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jillian Mercado, the 23 year old model and editor and

Doll Diversity Isn’t Just Child’s Play – Dolls with Disabilities

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Emily Ladau, General, Inclusion, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Muscular Dystrophies, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a little girl, I had a doll collection that

Pro Infirmis Mannequins Video Shows Bodily Diversity is Beautiful

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Editor's Picks, Emily Ladau, General, Lifestyle, Muscular Dystrophies, Neurodiversity, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A trip to the mall bombards me with unattainable ideals

Don’t Define Me By My Deficits

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My advice for younger autistics and for those who love and support them would be to look at who you ARE as a human being.

Person First Attitude Trumps Language

2016-11-10T10:11:43-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, Conversation Starters, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Am I a person with autism or autistic? Does it matter? And why?

The Power of Presuming Competence

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"Thasya", a mini film by Dan Habib, highlights the power of presuming competence, differentiated instruction and augmentative and alternative communication. Inclusion works.

We Are Not In Our Own World

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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.”

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

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Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

2016-11-10T10:11:50-04:00By |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."

Association on University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

2017-01-10T22:36:25-04:00By |Categories: Developmental Disabilities, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)  is an

The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies

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The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies (CHPLDS)

On Beauty

2016-11-10T10:12:24-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are in love with 'On Beauty" the documentary by Joanna Rudnick. She follows the talented Rick Guidotti as he challenges public perception of difference and beauty through the lives of three exquisite women.