I have Tourette’s. Please tell everyone.

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Entertainment, General, Henry Recommends, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Neurodiversity, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This powerful performance by Jamie Sanders, spoken word poet and actor with Tourette's, covers bullying, shame, self-acceptance and empowerment in the best 150 seconds you'll watch this week.

How to Figure Out If an Autistic Needs Fixing

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Author, Autism, blog, Conversation Starters, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have autism. I am autistic. Both these statements describe me and both are true. However, these two statements are NOT equal.

The Scarlet A: Why I Don’t Want My ID to Broadcast My Autism

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few days ago I read the article 'Law Allowing Autism to be Listed on IDs Moves Through Legislature'.

Are You a Bully in Sheep’s Clothing?

2016-11-10T10:11:38-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Dec. 16, 2013 I wrote a blog titled “Autistics

Open Letter To Jon Stewart

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Search Categories, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When I met Jon Stewart I was very disappointed by his lack of knowledge and sensitivity toward autism. During a recent interview, while still a bit condescending, his views seem to have evolved. This is my open letter to him.

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?

We Are Not In Our Own World

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |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.”

Being Where I Can Simply Be

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After a three-day conference, I needed to sleep. I needed to sleep because I was dreamy, trying to keep the feeling of being in a place where I can be myself and also be a little bit like a star. Also, building community.

Much Needed Resource: “We Are Like Your Child”

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, blog, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"We are like your child. Your child is like us. And we may have difficulties, we are disabled--but there is no denying that we are also awesome."

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, Disability Rights, General, Neurodiversity, Politics, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people.

Amy Sequenzia: Does it matter?

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Should it matter that some of us are labeled intellectually disabled? Read the definitions, look at us in a realistic way and ask yourself; Does it matter? Aren’t we all worthy?

Believing in Your Child and Why It Matters

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, Cross Disability, Forums, General, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Brothers & Sisters, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"No one affects a child's day, dreams and future like a mother. Of course we are never perfect, but perfect is never the goal." Tonya Whitlock

Ollibean Mama Spotlight : Ariane Zurcher

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion, Lauri Swann Hunt, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"It means living in a society that embraces the diversity of human beings. It means inclusion is a way of life and manifests itself in every aspect of our culture, from the schools and education, to the work place and everything in between… It means paradise!" Ariane Zurcher

Listen Up

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, General, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Media Representation, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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

Autism Acceptance Month

2016-11-10T10:11:53-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, Developmental Disabilities, Editor's Picks, General, Neurodiversity, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Acceptance is an action." Autism Acceptance Month from the brilliant folks

Neurodiversity IS the Next Civil Rights Movement

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

I Feel Tired

2016-11-10T10:11:56-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Editor's Picks, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some parents understand that autism is a natural part of some children’s lives and they fight the societal attitudes toward autistics. That’s love. Some parents don’t, and they fight, and hurt, their own children. This is not love and is one of the things that make me very tired.

When Autistics Grade Other Autistics

2016-11-10T10:11:59-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Parenting, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree…”We know how functioning labels are not helpful, despite being largely used by neurotypicals. But some autistics also grade members of our community and I want to understand why.

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