Judy Endow
Judy EndowWriter
Judy Endow, MSW is an author, artist, and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.

Autism, Direct Instruction and Having Friends

Autism, Direct Instruction and Having Friends by Judy Endow Social Understanding and Communication Social understanding and communication are two areas impacted by autism neurology. The way this plays out is different from one autistic individual

  • There is so little written about autism and aging. There are so many autistics aging. Judy Endow on Ollibean
  • Autism and Movement Fluidity in Thinking by Judy Endow on Ollibean
  • Autistic Author and Consultant Judy Endow, Activities Impacting Movement Fluidity in Thinking , Sensory Regulation, Walking, Writing, Art, Reading. Ollibean
  • I wonder if there is an intersection or overlap of autistic burnout and difficulty maintaining thinking fluidity or perhaps if uneven movement fluidity in thinking is part of autistic burnout. Judy Endow on Ollibean

Autism and Movement Fluidity in Thinking

Autism and Movement Fluidity in Thinking by Judy Endow Unreliable Fluidity in Thinking One of the hardest things about my autism is the unreliable fluidity of my own thinking. Sometimes my thoughts are fluid and sometimes

Henry Frost
Henry FrostWriter, Jr. Editor
Henry Frost is an author and advocate for equal education and access.
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Listen Up

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

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Autistic People Are

Autistic people are people. Autistic people are complex. Autistic people are happy. Autistic people are kind. Autistic people are accepting. Autistic people are helpful. Autistic people are mentors. Autistic people are doctors. Autistic people are

Amy Sequenzia
Amy SequenziaWriter
Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights.
  • I Am Aware of You, Amy Sequenzia . Ollibean logo , an outline of a circle, made up of equal signs of different shapes, colors and sizes.

Disability Awareness Bewareness

Amy Sequenzia on Disability Awareness campaigns that silence the very people they claim to advocate for. I Am Aware of You I am aware of you Of your dismissiveness Of your hostility Of your badly disguised contempt

  • Photo of a girl holding a sparkler. Text reads: Active listening is paying attention to all possible ways of communication an Autistic child uses. Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Parents, Are You Listening To Your Child?

As a non-speaking Autistic, I pay special attention to comments and statements made by parents of other non-speaking Autistics, especially children. Many times I see parents lamenting that they will never listen to their Autistic child say "I love you", or how much they long to hear those words.

  • True acceptance, though, requires standing with your child, as they are, as they face a normative society. It requires raging against ableism. Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean
  • Picture of a giraffe . Text reads " Identity, though, cannot be faked. " Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean
  • "We are expected to “work hard” – starting when we are toddlers – to be what “mom, dad and the whole wide world dreamed about”. We are not allowed to simply be. Being “normal” is the goal. When we cannot “be normal” we should, at least, “act normal”. If we don’t or can’t, we are failures, not good enough." Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Normalcy is an Ableist Concept

by Amy Sequenzia Ableism: we know it is everywhere and we know it is the reason why disabled people fight the normative society that chooses to make us invisible. The idea that we should

Lauri Swann Hunt
Lauri Swann HuntWriter
Advocate committed to inclusion & social justice, proud mother of three wonderful humans, and part of the team that started Ollibean.
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Accessibility Is a Right Not a Privilege

Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts on Accessibility, Universal Design, and Inclusion   It's Time to Go Beyond Access Creating Equal Opportunities For ALL Students to Participate in School Athletics State

The Importance of Opportunity

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.

  • "Acceptance starts at home" Photograph of teenage boy with white skin and brown hair with woman with white skin and dark brown shoulder length hair

Parents – Acceptance Starts at Home

Parents, home is the single most important place for our children to feel accepted. We must embrace ALL of our children with love and acceptance for being exactly who they are. Home is the first

All children should grow up feeling loved accepted and whole. Not just at home, but in their schools and communities.

Over 30 years of research shows that ALL students do better in inclusive educational settings – both socially and academically.

High expectations and access to rich academic content benefits each and every child.

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