Standing Together for Inclusion

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Standing together for inclusion, communication and civil rights. Please include all kids in your classroom.

Henry’s Road to Inclusion Part 1

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Henry met Tracy, Larry, Harvey Lavoy, and Pascal Cheng on June 9, 2011. It was a very special day, one that would change Henry's life forever.

Changing the Paradigm

2016-11-10T10:12:01-05:00By |Categories: blog, Cross Disability, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sir Ken Robinson on education reform. "Changing Paradigms in Public Education" covers the importance of thinking differently about human capacity , recognizing the benefits of collaborative learning, and changing the culture of our institutions.

What Does Ollibean Mean to You?

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Crazy but true, simply wearing an Ollibean tshirt makes bedtime routine happy and fun! Send us a message about why you want one, what Ollibean means to you, and we'll get one to you.

UNH IOD Standing With Henry

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But after watching Wretches and Jabberers, a film about autism and self-advocacy, Henry’s way of interacting with the world changed radically. He realized that he had a voice, could use it, and had a right to participate in discussions about his education and life.

Amy Sequenzia: I Need to Thank Some People

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After “Non-speaking, ‘low-functioning’” was published, lots of people wanted to hear from me. I met so many amazing people, autistic bloggers with so much to share and the smartest people I know. Parents of autistic children also valued my words.

Shatter the Myths About Autism

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"No Myths". Must see PSA by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Dan Merino Foundation. Change the conversation about autism.

Ollibean: All of a kind

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The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.

Henry Frost on Inclusion on the Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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Henry wrote about inclusion for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network,

Autistic Student Wins the Right to Go to School

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Henry Frost had a pretty simple goal: he wanted to go to school like any other kid.

Get Schooled: Jack Black Rocks “Sensitive”

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AUTISM IS AWESOMISM . LOVE this video performed by the incredible Wyatt Isaacs (Autism the Musical), Jack Black, Stephen Stills from the Miracle Project Benefit.

Inclusion in Tampa

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' With a little help from his friends'. Henry's inclusion is truly a group effort led by this determined 13 year old self advocate .

After student’s death, Hillsborough school’s ESE aides could not recall missing-child training

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Hillsborough County school district investigates a student's death last month

School board wants answers in wake of student’s death

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Two separate investigations are now going on in the Hillsborough School District.

Amy Sequenzia: I, Too, Want to Understand.

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Why would a parent of an autistic child decide that it is better not to listen to other autistics? Why? I, Too, Want to Understand.

The Case for Inclusion Part 3: Sea Change

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The longer there is a strong distinction between general and special education the worse it is for students who are labeled with a disability. It perpetuates the language of Us and Them...

Paula Kluth on The Inclusive Class Roundtable

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Paula Kluth's strategies for teachers who might be reluctant or don't know where to begin with inclusion on The Inclusive Class Roundtable, as well as some of our favorite things from her website, PaulaKluth.com.

What I Learned “When Schools Say No to Inclusion “

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The guests on the show are leaders in the inclusion community. They all brought something unique to the table, but they had one thing in common- respect and dedication to all learners.

Amy Sequenzia: To You, Young Autistic Friend

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Autistic advocate and poet Amy Sequenzia's message of acceptance and respect for young autistics for 2012 Autistics Speaking Day. "There is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are perfect in your uniqueness."

Th Inclusive Class Roundtable :”When Schools Say ‘NO’ to Inclusion”

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This event brings together experts in the area of inclusive education to discuss and respond with practical techniques when schools say 'NO' to inclusion.

Supporting Young Autistics

2016-11-10T10:12:05-05:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, blog, Featured (Homepage), General, Lifestyle, Think Tank|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We hope that young autistics today will be proud of themselves and without shame. The message that boy received at that moment was the opposite of acceptance. It was ableist and it came from someone who is part of our own community.

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