Epilepsy, And Living Epileptic
Epilepsy I am writing this as, partly, a rant.
Accommodations are important and they work. I should not be
Celebrating My Life Amy Sequenzia won't stop celebrating her autistic,
I originally wrote this piece for the blog 107daysofaction.wordpress.com. I
Sesame Street knew nobody was missing, or lacking, anything. I was perfect! Everyone is perfect! But in real life, as I grew older, doctors and teachers convinced everyone that I was too broken to be worthy of any effort toward education and a future. Nobody saw me the way I was seen by my friends at Sesame Street.
Being disabled and in hospitals is always scary because our lives is not valued as the lives of non-disabled. I was, in a way, lucky but the policies still need a lot of improvement.
Should it matter that some of us are labeled intellectually disabled? Read the definitions, look at us in a realistic way and ask yourself; Does it matter? Aren’t we all worthy?
News that a fourth-grader in the hospital for severe epilepsy
A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.
"No one is born with the innate ability to recognize numerals."
Unfortunately, our guest Howard Glasser, was unavailable for this morning's
Have you just committed a real faux pas but find
The faces of Ollibean are kids with and without disabilities all trying to make the world a better place.
We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning
Five years ago, a high-profile report found that Seattle's public-school
My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they
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.
Integrate learning objectives with therapeutic supports and necessary modifications right
It should always be the objective of public education to serve all students no matter what their disability label. It should always be the objective to give the right amount of support for all children.
One of Ollibean's contributors, the lovely and amazing, Julie Lohoefener of Bloom Garden Shop, let's us in on some great tips on creating a non-toxic Sensory Garden with your kids.
It is a mistaken idea that we, autistics, lack empathy. It is also a myth that we are not social. My friends and I, we understand and respect differences. And we understand that we all have a lot to contribute, in a diversity of manners.