A break from my regular posts to bring you the announcement for this year’s Autism Positivity Flash Blog happening this Tuesday April 30. If you’ve been around a while, you’ll know that I’m a major player in this particular bit of activism, and it’s really a neat experience. I hope you all participate. The prompt, as you will see below from the official announcement is: Tell us (the world) something “ausome” about autism. It can be more than one thing, but we’re going for 1000 entries this year (a lofty goal), and we are looking for things that are awesome about being autistic, loving someone who is autistic, having an autistic friend or partner, etc. We know that autism is not all “rainbows and unicorns”, and we’re not asking for that. But we’re looking for the good things in life. I can’t wait to see your entries. If you want to participate, please submit to the google doc below. And now, the official announcement:
We know you have been waiting… and we have been working and organizing behind the scenes. Now we are ready and we are excited to announce the theme for the second annual Autism Positivity Flashblog Event on April 30th, 2013: “1000 Ausome Things #AutismPositivity2013”
Last year hundreds of bloggers came together in a show of support and solidarity in response to an anonymous person’s Google search “I wish I didn’t have Aspergers”. The posts that came flooding in from all over the world were a beautiful example of the power of strength in numbers. With so much negativity still surrounding Autism and the misinformation and misconceptions that continue to abound, we invite each of you to share one, or two, or more “Ausome” things!
We invite all of you, anyone who is Autistic, anyone who has an Autistic person in their life and all who blog about autism to share a message of support, wisdom, hope, and pride to this year’s flashblog by posting to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDdPQjAxV244VjdCcXdYX0pPQ0RBblE6MQ
Please join with us on the last day of Autism Acceptance Month – April 30th, 2013 – in a Flash Blog of Autism Positivity.
1. Publish your post on April 30th in the following title format: “ [Your Blog] celebrates 1000 Ausome Things #AutismPositivity2013″
2. Share your post on Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media site using that hashtag (#AutismPositivity2013)
3. Add your link to the Autism Positivity website (submit here or above) and grab the badge from the page tab above.
4. Share/reblog this message to your blog, page, etc.
The Autism Positivity Project Flashblog Team, 2013
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Main Website: http://autismpositivity.wordpress.com/