Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence

2016-11-10T10:11:29-04:00By |Categories: Autism, Autism Resources, blog, Developmental Disabilities, General, Neurodiversity, Ollibean Family, Parenting, Parenting Newsletter, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are all about respect, so of course, Respectfully Connected is a Resource We Love!

Cheryl Jorgensen

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Cheryl Jorgensen's website is an excellent resource for information about inclusive education, best practices, differentiated instruction, universal design, curriculum adaptation, writing standards based IEPs, facilitating social relationships and much more!

Who Cares About Kelsey? We do.

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy In Action, Advocacy Resources, Author, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We first saw Who Cares About Kelsey ? at the National Center on Inclusive Education’s Summer Institute and instantly connected to the film's message of empowering students.

I Care By

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you care, you act. Do something positive to help a young person with emotional challenges.

EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusive Education, Politics, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Smithsonian's Web exhibit of the history of people with disabilities in America shown through photos.

Ollibean Spotlight: Kerima Cevik Pay It Forward Activist

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: blog, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Equal access, level playing field, dignity, respect for my son and all his community. No separate classrooms separate doors or isolation from others. See I’m a woman of color. When I began my education you could still see the Colored Only bathrooms in the Deep South. If you put my son in one room and say he is not good enough to be where the law says he should be, with his peers, then red flags of segregation fly up at me. Many parents of color feel the wrongness of it organically, but they have been convinced that their neurodiverse children are not good enough for their neighborhood school and that their children are a distraction or threat to typical children in some way. The different operating system in their child’s brain throws them off, particularly when maladaptive behaviors are in the mix. It leaves them feeling guilty, helpless, afraid their kids will come to harm, and they listen to anyone, even if their gut tells them the advice is unjust. I am and advocate of Universal Design for Learning. I think my son can be with his peers in age as well as ability and everyone can benefit." Kerima Cevik

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.

Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism

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

We love Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, a community of autistics, professionals, and parents sharing what you need to know about autism.

Stop Hurting Kids

2016-11-10T10:11:49-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Abuse and Bullying, Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion Resources, Resources, Resources We Love, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Join the Stop Hurting Kids campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools.The easiest way to make a meaningful contribution is to take a stand.

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

We Love Emma’s Hope Book

2016-11-10T10:11:55-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Autism Resources, General, Lifestyle, Neurodiversity, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ariane Zurcher is definitely one of our favorite writers. She writes with exceptional honesty, insight, and beauty.

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE)

2016-11-10T10:12:05-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Editor's Picks, General, Inclusion Resources, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Center on Inclusive Education (NCIE) at the University

Ralph James Savarese | essayist, poet, scholar, and activist

2016-11-10T10:12:18-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, General, Lifestyle, Parenting, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ralph James Savarese is the author of Reasonable People: A

The Coffee Klatch

2016-11-10T10:12:19-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle, Parenting, Resources, Therapies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Coffee Klatch started on a whim. I often speak

Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at UNC

2015-10-28T22:41:50-04:00By |Categories: Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Center’s mission is to promote literacy and communication for

Inclusive Schools Network

2013-06-17T15:37:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, General, Inclusive Education, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Inclusive Schools Network offers a forum for educators, students,

Broadreach Training and Resources

2015-01-05T16:57:51-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, General, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift have spent the