Blog2017-12-10T00:00:16-05:00

Thank You, Steve Jobs

Thank you Steve Jobs for thinking differently so that so many others may express their thoughts. Apple's products have changed the lives of so many people with disabilities - CP, autism, dyspraxia, motor planning issues,

Handwriting and Autism

New Study Affirms Handwriting Problems Affect Children with Autism into the Teenage Years   Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have found that handwriting problems exhibited by children with autism tend to continue when these

Wretches and Jabberers at Tampa Museum of Art

Academy Award winner, Gerardine Wurzburg's documentary, "Wretches & Jabberers ", Screening and Q & A at Tampa Theatre . The rockstars of self advocacy, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette take Tampa by storm, shattering misconceptions of autism and intelligence.

The King’s Speech

We love this beautiful movie based on the true story of King George VI. After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce),

A Few of Our Favorite Things

There are so many products, doctors, therapies, and places out there that can help. Here's a list of some of our favorites. We'd love to know what your Favorites are and why. Shoot us an email at olli@ollibean.com and spread the love.

Judy Endow
Judy EndowWriter
Judy Endow, MSW is an author, artist, and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.
Henry Frost
Henry FrostWriter, Jr. Editor
Henry Frost is an author and advocate for equal education and access.
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.
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.

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

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

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

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