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Ollibean Holiday Giveaway

Our Holiday Giveaway is our small way of saying thanks for being such an important part of Ollibean.

Thank you for letting each of us know we are not alone  advocating for inclusion and access in a more socially just world . That we’re not the only ones who realize that the most challenging thing about raising a child who has a disability has nothing to do with the child and everything to do with the way society treats disabled people. That fighting for accessibility and inclusion  and fighting against prejudice and stereotypes  are the real challenges.

Together we reject the “burden, pity, sainthood, and inspirational family” narrative that has dominated the mainstream media conversation. And, together we are taking control of the narrative of what it means to be a “special needs family”. It means that we are family and all of our members belong in our family and everywhere else.

Together we are teaching our children about the history of the Disability Rights Movement and they are learning that they are part of a powerful and strong disability community.  Our children are growing up knowing that they have the right to demand access as they are nurtured and empowered as advocates.

Things have changed so much since we started Ollibean in 2010 and it’s only going to get better. Thank you for all that you do to make it happen.

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Today’s Holiday Giveaway —Ollibean Goods “Thinking Does Not Require Verbal Speech” studio pouch

People communicate in many ways —  each and every way  should be respected .

Change the Narrative

  • Start conversations
  • Celebrate Diversity
  • Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Access, Acceptance

Orange Studio pouch "Thinking Does not Require Verbal Speech" Ollibean

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Ollibean is a dynamic community of parents, families and advocates in the disability community working together for a more socially just, accessible and inclusive world.

4 Comments

  1. Ida January 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Together we reject the “burden, pity, sainthood, and inspirational family” narrative that has dominated the mainstream media conversation. And, together we are taking control of the narrative of what it means to be a “special needs family”. It means that we are family and all of our members belong in our family and everywhere else.

    THANK YOU

    • Ollibean January 27, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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