A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bloggers Unite For Autism



Apparently, November 1st is Bloggers Unite For Autism Day. Just like I said on April 1st (Autism Awareness Day), every day is Unite for Autism Day for me. I get more support from other moms who blog about their experience living with Autism than I ever thought possible. I am never alone in my feelings, fears, hopes, and dreams.

Some people are planning to "shut down" today: not use twitter, not blog, not use facebook, etc. Me? No thanks. I absolutely applaud anyone making any statement to raise Autism Awareness, but I'd rather use my "voice" to bring more and more awareness to the world about life with Autism. However, rather than rewrite the same old story, I'm just going to link here to my post about How I Got From There to Here.

Enjoy!

15 comments:

Marianne said...

Hi,

My name is Marianne and I am part of the Communication Shutdown Team. Just wanted to say we love the idea of an autism blog hop!

We realise people within the autism community have plenty of awareness and empathy already so completely understand why you choose to blog today.

With your permission, we would love to share the content of this blog (and the others in the hop) with our supporters to give them a deeper understanding.

Our aim is also to spread the word to the wider community.

I look forward to hearing from you and anyone else you are in contact with. Please feel free to email me at marianne.harvey@communicationshutdown.org

Tammy said...

Thanks for joining us. I agree, talking about helps more than not talking.

Cheryl D. said...

Good post! I just read the first comment. That's really cool! Maybe the two sides are uniting their opposing causes. I wasn't going to link my post with the blog hop, but now I'm going to!

Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci said...

Marianne, Tammy, Cheryl, I'm so pleased to see that even though our approaches were originally different, we all seem to be of the same mindset here. Although I usually write fiction or columns about movies and pop culture on my "Tales of the Easily Distracted" blog site, autism is a subject close to my heart since my daughter was diagnosed with Asperger's and ADHD, and I myself was diagnosed as autistic when I was 3 years old back in 1966! (Of course, the medical world didn't know as much about autism then as they do now.) It's so great to find great women like you on our side!

@jencull (jen) said...

I made the choice to blog, tweet and do facebook today for the very same reason. Lovely to meet you:) Jen

Dani G said...

it was so great to get to "communicate" with others on a day like this!

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