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Thursday, November 14, 2013

"This is Autism" Flashblog

Last Monday, Autism Speaks told the world that autism is:

 . . . living in despair

 . . . fear of the future

 . . .exhausted, broken parents

. . . lost, helpless, burdensome children

. . .  a national emergency

If that's not what autism is to you, join us on Monday November 18th for the "This is Autism" flashblog.



What is it?


A flashblog is a day when a group of people share their thoughts about a single topic. You can post something on your own blog and let us know about it or you can submit your contribution here and we'll post it for you. Then we'll share everyone's posts throughout the day on Monday, here and across the web using Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to get the word out.

What Should I Submit?


Tell us what "This is Autism" means to you. You can write a paragraph or a blog post, contribute a poem or a video, make a comic or a graphic. Use your imagination. Let's tell the world what autism is in the words and works of autistic people and those who love and support them. 

Who Can Participate?


Everyone! The flashblog is open to autistic individuals as well as parents, family members and allies of autistic people. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed, shared, signal boosted and cheered us on!



** Special thanks to Alyssa at Because Patterns for the Tumblr/Twitter avatar. 





28 comments:

  1. I can't edit the document, so I am putting the link here. Please, reprint with the link. Thanks for string this up! I use my name on my posts.

    http://autismwomensnetwork.org/node/1647

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    1. Our first submission! Thank you so much!!!! I've fixed the document settings so others should be able to edit it now. :)

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    2. This is a great article Amy! I didn't see where she wrote that 3 million largely can't take care of themselves. Talk about distortion! While I may have a lot of deficits and oddities, and don't do social things well, and am very clumsy, I just looked at my EMR yesterday (my hospital gave me my login details finally) and it states "Activities of daily living: Self". So it took a lot of effort on my parents part and my own to make that happen, but I'm hardly dependent on others for basic care!

      Sigh.

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  2. I tried to post a link in the Tumblr Ask Box and received a message stating that you could not put links in aTumblr Ask Box. :/

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    1. Well that's not cool. If you like, you can drop the link here and I will delete it after I pick it up to schedule it.

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    2. I've also added an email option so you can email it to thisisautismblog@gmail.com if you like.

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  3. Thank you Sharon and Mary - your submissions have been scheduled to run on Monday!

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  4. i have sent you a comic i made this weekend per email =)

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    1. Got it and scheduled it - thank you! :-)

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  5. Hi-I was wondering if I could do a link to this on the autism blogs directory? I can copy and post your top statement and then link readers to here..is that alright? Thanks-Kathleen

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    1. Yes, that would be awesome. Thank you!

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    2. done! http://autismblogsdirectory.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-is-autism-flash-blog.html

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  6. E-mailed you a blog post! "The Beauty Of Those Special Needs" blogger Angela Loeppky www.byronang.wordpress.com "Life in the Special Lane - Slowing it down for my autism daughter".

    Thank you and best wishes in this endeavor!

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  7. http://paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-is-autism-thisisautism-flashblog.html

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  8. http://fragilexstrong.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/this-is-autism-flashblog-post.html

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  9. Just popping in on Monday night to say "Wooot! This is fantastic!"

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

    Leah

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  10. http://mittentime.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-is-autism-my-beautiful-boy.html

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  11. I don't think I posted correctly to the google doc. Here is my post: http://heathergaffney.com/?p=1214 - MamaCre8s

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  12. Wasn't able to post the link properly... but here is a link to my post for This Is Autism on my blog http://youngautisticfemale.blogspot.ca/2013/11/this-is-autism.html

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  13. http://hammie-hammiesays.blogspot.ie/2013/11/this-is-autism.html

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  14. I don't think I emailed my daughters entry correctly because I don't see it. Emmasmiraclemusic.blogspot.com. She wrote yesterday.
    Would you be able still to add hers? Thanks.

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  15. You all did such a wonderful job. What a powerful, positive and uplifting event. Thank you.

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  16. THank you so much for this beautiful resource/event!!! I hope it'll stay up forever and ever!!! Just wondering if every post is up by now? Thanks and love,

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  17. I missed! So, better late than never? http://gmd66.blogspot.com/2013/11/this-is-autism.html

    Hope it shows up. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

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  18. Hi there! My name is Cameron and I was just reading up on your blog. I had a quick question and was hoping that you could email me back when you have a moment. I really appreciate it, thanks!

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  19. All of the gang enjoying their time in the magical Flinders Ranges and Broken Hill. Broken Hill is a mecca for great movie sets and fascinating people.
    Share if you like like the great photos!!
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  20. I’ve travelled to many places around the world including the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Asia … yet I still sing the praises of my home town with its many activities and events, great food and wine, and natural beauty.
    check out here: Autism

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