Outsmarting the Hard of Autism to Attend Live Theater

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love musicals and other live theater performances. About five

High-Functioning or Low-Functioning?

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In this life I am missing the ability to go

Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.

Attitudes – Information and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is especially directed at parents, family members and all

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

The Benefits of Real Food

2016-11-10T10:11:34-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Nutrition, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guest post from Chasing the Spring's Dani Johnson on the life changing benefits of a blenderized diet made for her daughter. We were drawn to the great recipes Dani shares as well as her experience of learning from adult g-tube users.

Autism, Airports and Lifelong Learning

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Books You Need, Education, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For most of my life airports have befuddled me. It

Is Autism a Disability or a Difference?

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Neurodiversity, Resources We Love, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So many ideas in the larger autism community often become

The Importance of Opportunity

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Advocacy In Action, Author, blog, General, Henry Recommends, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dillan Barmache, a 14 year old autistic student, delivers his powerful 8th grade commencement speech using his iPad and brings the crowd to their feet.

Losing an Autism Diagnosis

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy Resources, Author, blog, Books You Need, General, Judy Endow|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am an almost 60-year-old autistic woman who can navigate

Cry Me a River, Katrina Percy. Justice for LB!

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, blog, Conversation Starters, Disability Rights, Featured (Homepage), General, Sarah Levis, Think Tank, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I

Skunk Hair, Autism and Social Understanding

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: Author, blog, Books You Need, General, Judy Endow, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is a saying, “love makes the world go round,”

Dan Habib: Disabling Segregation

2016-11-10T10:11:35-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dan Habib's Tedx Talk on the importance of inclusion, belonging

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