Photograph hot air balloon in the sky . Text reads " I celebrate being non-speaking because it is the only me I know, and because I can still “say” what I want to say, and fight for my rights, without oral speech." @AmySequenzia on Ollibean
More Problems With Functioning Labels Life changes and so do we. And if some still cannot care for themselves, like me, this is not a reason to dismiss us and reduce us to a pointless functioning label. Who knows in which body the next brilliant brain resides, if opportunities are not equal. Amy Sequenzia
Tuquoise square with diagonal lighter turquoise stripes. Text reads:lYou are a human being. You deserve to be yourself. You have rights. You belong in this planet. You have supporters. You are not alone, even when you are not understood. We understand you. We are here for you and all you have to do is BE. We have your back. Amy Sequenzia. ollibean
Ollibean is a website that embodies the philosophy of inclusion. It brings people information, resources, and research related to disability issues with the belief in knowledge and equity for all together. There is information for educators to use ranging from current disability issues to advice on assistive technology. I would also use this site to study the articles written by self-advocates who give insight into the need for inclusion.
Children grow up. Autistic children are children. The development curve might have more turns, but it tends towards the same end point. @AmySequenzia on Ollibean http://ollibean.com/problems-functioning-labels/