Everybody and their Frog: Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

Screen shot 2014-04-13 at 8.10.42 PMParenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance has just published the first issue of a wonderful new magazine, and everybody is reading it!!

And it is not expensive.

In fact it is free, and you can get a copy to peruse and enjoy and share with others right here.

The magazine is an informative publication and a much-needed resource: “In this issue, you will read a lot about what acceptance really means. It is intentional, it is a learning process for most of us, and it is absolutely worth it because our Autistic children deserve nothing less.”

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Image from Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance Magazine

And c’mon… everybody and their Frog is reading it!!

KermitReadsPACLAMAG.jpgA final and far more serious note:

It has been announced that Sesame Street intends to partner with Autism Speaks – which is definitely not a positive move for reducing stigma for Autistic people. Please sign and share this petition – that urges Sesame Street to reconsider this partnership, in favour of an organization that is inclusive of Autistic people and exclusive of negative stigma.

AS tells my child, my students and their families that Autistic people are a burden, an epidemic, and a tragedy. I hope Sesame Street will look deeper… because this needs to be ended. I hope they will shift their partnership to an organization that includes Autistic people and supports them and their families with acceptance, and a strength-based perspective. It is important they end their partnership with Autism Speaks, so that they continue to support and celebrate the diversity that has always been a hallmark of acceptance on Sesame Street.


30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism (2014)

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About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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6 Responses to Everybody and their Frog: Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

  1. Hmm maybe bc mobile…clicked on magazine but just gave me a black screen…I’ll look it up


  2. Reblogged this on Opposite Ends of the Spectrum and commented:
    Great magazine and petition too 😉


  3. Pingback: Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance #EducateSesame Street | Thirty Days of Autism

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