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April 2013

Ollibean Interactive Discussion at the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay

April 4, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay, 1307 N Macdill Ave
Tampa, FL 33607 United States
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Join Ollibean for an interactive discussion by Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, Henry Frost and Dr. Mary Schuh for the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay about the importance of acceptance, diversity, and inclusion.

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Screening and Workshop at University of South Florida

April 5, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
USF Marshall Center, 4103 Cedar Cir
Tampa, FL 33620 United States
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Part One: 1:30 pm Film and Discussion with Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, and Academy Award Winning Director Gerardine Wurzberg Part Two: 4:00 pm Workshop on Inclusive Education, Acceptance and Self-Advocacy with Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, Harvey Lavoy, Pascal Cheng, Henry Frost, and The National Center on Inclusive Education's Mary Schuh, Ph.D.

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Day of Mourning Vigil – Ft. Worth

April 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Burnett Park, 700 W. Seventh St.
Ft. Worth, TX 76102 United States
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On April 5th*, join Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and the National Council on Independent Living in remembering people with disabilities who have lost their lives at the hands of their family members or caregivers. We will remember those we have lost, and remind the world that their lives had value. *This is part of the national Day of Mourning Vigils held on March 1st. Due to scheduling conflicts with the My Medicaid Matters Texas rally, Texas ASAN chapters…

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“Ask Me About…” – Boston/Cambridge

April 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brattle Square Plaza, Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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As part of Autism Awareness Month, local disability rights advocates from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, New England Chapter (ASAN-NE) will be holding its first annual “Ask Me About” event at Brattle Square on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1-3pm. In this event, ASAN-NE members encourage the public to ask questions about autism and how it affects their lives as autistic adults. We will answer questions about what autism means to us, how it affects us, how we have changed from…

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Ollibean Presents Wretchers and Jabberers at Tampa Theatre

April 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Ollibean presents the critically acclaimed documentary by Academy Award® winning director Gerardine Wurzburg, Wretches & Jabberers. A Q & A with Wurzburg, the cast of the film – Tracy Thresher, Larry Bissonnette, Harvey Lavoy and Pascal Cheng- immediately after the screening. They will be joined by The National Center on Inclusive Education’s Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate, 13 year old, Henry Frost. Presented and  discussed will be the importance of presuming competence, acceptance, and mentorship for students with autism and related disabilities.

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Screening: Citizen Autistic, with Director William Davenport

April 11, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Youth Transitions Center, 2013 H St, NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Join us at the NYTC building for this screening of Citizen Autistic, with director William Davenport. Seating is limited. Please register to ensure your seat. Street parking is limited. The location is near the Foggy Bottom Metro station. You will need ID to enter the building.

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Celebrate Autism Social Group

April 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, 1 Olympic Place
Towson, MD United States
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STAND UP! SPEAK OUT! CELEBRATE AUTISM! Join us at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism for an open mic Celebration of Autism at the Hussman Center Social Group on Friday, April 12th 2013 at 6:00 pm. Emcee, Ryan Permison, an Autistic advocate and Towson University student, will kick-off our event by inviting those interested to come forward to Celebrate Autism through any method they choose: song, poem, spoken word, pictures, skit, or any other medium. Please bring a $5.00…

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Screening: Loving Lampposts

April 18, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Youth Transitions Center, 2013 H St, NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Join us at the NYTC building for this screening of Loving Lampposts! Seating is limited. Please register to ensure you have a seat. Street parking is limited. The location is near the Foggy Bottom Metro station. You will need ID to enter the building.

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Sensory Friendly Concert

April 20, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Church on the Rock, 649 Old Mill Road Road
Millersville, MD 21108 United States
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The Musical Autist nonprofit organization provides "Equal Access to the Fine Arts" through Sensory Friendly Concerts.  Autistic behaviors are respected and accommodations are provided, such as noise reduction headphones and a sensory calm room. These are also events where autistic self advocates and music therapy clients, can perform and share their music. Venue: Church on the Rock (directly across from Ruth Parker Eason Special Ed Center) Address: 649 Old Mill Road Road Millersville, MD 21108 US (10 mins from Baltimore,…

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Wretches and Jabberers Screening

April 23, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cedarhome Elementary School, 27911 68th Avenue NW
Stanwood, WA United States
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As part of Autism Acceptance Month, local disability rights advocates from Stanwood, WA are screening Wretches and Jabberers, a film about autism, neurodiversity and acceptance. You are invited to join them at Cedarhome Elementary School. Free admission.

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