Judy Endow
Judy EndowWriter
Judy Endow, MSW is an author, artist, and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics.
  • Picture of books, Text reads. Just like people of all ages can learn, so is it that autistic people of all ages can learn. Judy Endow on Ollibean
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Teaching Autistic People

by Judy Endow Autistic People of All Ages Can Learn Just like people of all ages can learn, so is it that autistic people of all ages can learn. It is an utterly sad state

  • SUPPORTING NON-ESCALATING BEHAVIOR , Strategies from autistic author and consultant, Judy Endow, MSW.  "Outsmarting Explosive Behavior: A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals With ASD" Checkmark Symbol. Proactively address sensory regulation daily. Strive to make sure autistic individuals are supported daily in sensory regulating activities. Symbol of Calendar. Plan schedule ahead of time. Some people need a written list. Some need a picture schedule. All of us, regardless of how autism presents in our bodies, like to know the plans rather than to have continual surprises randomly occurring. Symbol of Communication bubble. Stop talking. As autistics get overloaded in sensory, social or emotional aspects of situations the ability to process and comprehend verbal input decreases.  Symbol of iPad. Use alternative communication. Even for a person who is highly verbal, an alternative way to communicate becomes essential in tense or overloaded situations. Symbol of plus sign. Use positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement can prevent the behavior from occurring. Intersection symbol. Plan and Practice Exit Strategies. Use preplanned signals or visuals to exit a tense or problematic situation BEFORE any problem behavior can happen. Social media symbol. Assure Social Understanding. Social constructs and socially accepted behavior in society are based on this thinking style of the majority. Many autistics benefit in learning this social information.
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Autism and Consequences

by Judy Endow Autism and Consequences Sometimes a person with authority over another engineers a consequence for certain behaviors as a way to decrease the frequency of unwanted behaviors. One way people learn is from

  • The underlying assumption is that it is best to look normal. Nobody seems to consider the damage this does over time to autistic people. Judy Endow on Ollibean
  • Unfortunately, even though autistics have long ago decided they are people and not projects, it does not change society’s view. Only the neuro-majority has that power to change societal view of autistics from “projects” to human beings. Judy Endow on Ollibean
  • Autistic People Persons or Projects? Judy Endow on Ollibean

Autistic People: Persons or Projects?

Autistic People: Persons or Projects by Judy Endow Autistic people experience the world differently than non-autistic people experience the world. One reasons for this difference is the autistic sensory system is quite different from

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

My Civil Rights

Inclusion, Martin Luther King, Jr, The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and education.

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.
  • "Bigots don’t have to right to demand “proof” of my competence, especially when they are dismissing my humanity by talking about me, without me. I demand respect. " Amy Sequenzia


Bigots don’t have to right to demand “proof” of my competence, especially when they are dismissing my humanity by talking about me, without me. I demand respect.

  • What you see as “inspiring”, the way we do things, the way we lead our lives, is not a superpower. It is just our way of navigating this – still – very inaccessible world . Amy Sequenzia on Ollibean

Disabled Lives and Respect

I thought I wouldn't write about this case . I've been following it and the developments have been a sad reminder that disabled people are, in 2015, still seen, talked about and treated as less than

  • We all have value, even when the majority cannot see the wisdom behind our voices (spoken or not). Amy Sequenzia Ollibean logo "ollibean" and circle made from equal signs of various sizes and shape

Assumptions and Ableism

I've recently read an article about how some researches are slowly starting to debunk long held assumptions about autism, Autistics, functioning labels, and how the world needs to provide more appropriate education to “all” Autistics.

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.
  • White rectangle with black text that reads Who cares about Kelsey ? Kelsey is written in red handwritten font.Who cares about Kelsey ?

Who Cares About Kelsey

Kelsey Carroll lived with homelessness, self-mutilation, abuse and ADHD.  She was a likely high school dropout — until she encountered an education revolution that’s about empowering, not overpowering, teens with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Kelsey’s story, a story of trying to be seen for her potential rather than her past behavior.

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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