Listen Up

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Listen Up! the PSA from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Autism Acceptance Month has been released!

My Top Ten

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These are the top 10, now top 18 things I need for teachers, therapists, doctors, friends and family to know.

Standing Together for Inclusion

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Standing together for inclusion, communication and civil rights. Please include all kids in your classroom.

Henry’s Road to Inclusion Part 1

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Henry met Tracy, Larry, Harvey Lavoy, and Pascal Cheng on June 9, 2011. It was a very special day, one that would change Henry's life forever.

UNH IOD Standing With Henry

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But after watching Wretches and Jabberers, a film about autism and self-advocacy, Henry’s way of interacting with the world changed radically. He realized that he had a voice, could use it, and had a right to participate in discussions about his education and life.

Henry Frost on Inclusion on the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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Henry wrote about inclusion for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network,

Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School

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Henry Frost had a pretty simple goal: he wanted to go to school like any other kid.

Why is a 13 year old protesting in order to go TO school?

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How did we get here? How did we get to a point that our 13 year old son has to fight for the rights that are already his under federal law? How did we get to a place where a pretty reserved kid has the courage, the will, to do this?

Presume My Competence

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

Focus on My Strengths

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

I Stand With Henry

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

Sebastien’s Smile

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Sebastien's Smile was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness for Mitochondrial diseases which affect the Setin's son Sebastien.

One Day without Starbucks for Sebastien and Mitochondrial Disorders

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Sebastien is an 11 year old boy, who likes to do things any other 11 year old boy likes to do- play video games, watch sports on tv (especially his favorite player, Lebron James), and play baseball.

Wretches and Jabberers at Tampa Museum of Art

2016-11-10T10:12:29-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Featured (Homepage), General, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Academy Award winner, Gerardine Wurzburg's documentary, "Wretches & Jabberers ", Screening and Q & A at Tampa Theatre . The rockstars of self advocacy, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette take Tampa by storm, shattering misconceptions of autism and intelligence.