Disability History and Pop Culture

2016-11-10T10:11:24-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, Media Representation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

X Company is respectfully educating viewers about the ableism, discrimination and elimination of disabled people during the war. Hopefully, it will make more people aware of how disabled people are still discriminated against and abused in unthinkable ways.

I Got 99 Problems..Palsy Is Just One- Maysoon Zayid on Ted

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Entertainment, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world and we are the most under-represented in entertainment.” Maysoon Zayid

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

I Am Disabled and I Am Proud

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Articles, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Think Tank, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

‎"Polite society often tells us that we need to take the 'dis' out of disability, but maybe... just maybe, we should spend some time putting it back in. Take the "dis" out of disability and you remove the core of what has shaped my life. Disability puts the "D" in diversity, but in order to make that a real difference we've got to own that spot. It took me 35 years to respect and honor that truth. Others shouldn't have to wait that long..." Lawrence Carter-Long

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."

“The Story of Luke” Brings Autism to the Big Screen

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

But my question is, where are autistic people in the creation of the movie and the movie itself? The representation of autism and disability in film should include the actual voices of autistic people.

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Editor's Picks, Entertainment, Events, General, Inclusive Education, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.

Ollibean Art for Change at USF: April. Autism. Advocacy. Acceptance.

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Entertainment, Events, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Foundation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A day of inclusive education, community acceptance, and self-advocacy at USF with Academy Award Winning Director and Stars of the Acclaimed Documentary Wretches & Jabberers, NCIE's Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate Henry Frost. CARD (The Center for Autism and Related Disorders) at the University of South Florida) will host at USF's Marshall Hall.

‘Switched at Birth’ Goes Silent to Make a Point

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |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."

Love is in the Air – Media Profiles People with Disabilities

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Autism, blog, Developmental Disabilities, General, Ollibean Family, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bill’s and Shelley’s path to marriage is not unlike many others who fall in love, lose touch as life takes its turns, and reconnect later in life when the time is right.

‘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

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.

Get Schooled: Jack Black Rocks “Sensitive”

2016-11-10T10:12:04-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Developmental Disabilities, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

AUTISM IS AWESOMISM . LOVE this video performed by the incredible Wyatt Isaacs (Autism the Musical), Jack Black, Stephen Stills from the Miracle Project Benefit.

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.