Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Of Autism Acceptance Day and Autism Acceptance Month

To all who read this blog...

I am writing to ask you to wear RED and encourage your family to do so too, not blue, on April 2nd to show your support for me and other Autistics!  Autistics, our family members, our friends, and other allies are going to #WalkInRed that day. 

The #WalkInRed campaign is an effort by #ActuallyAutistic individuals to rally support for #AutismAcceptance.  This campaign thrives on Facebook and Twitter, it is in conjunction with #BoycottAutismSpeaks.  To find out more about it please click here:

Thank you for not Lighting It Up Blue with Autism Speaks, but instead standing in support of Autistic people and wearing RED.

April is Autism Acceptance Month.  Here is a great video that will describe more about Autism Acceptance Month, etc.  Ask an Autistic - Why Acceptance? Autism Acceptance Month

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Day of Mourning 2015

Today is a very solemn day in the Disability Community, a day that we have set aside to mourn our collective dead murdered at the hands of parents and other caregivers.  

Today is our 4th annual Day of Mourning organized by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, ADAPT, Not Dead Yet, and the National Council on Independent Living to remember people with disabilities who have lost their lives at the hands of their family members or caregivers. Join us to remember those we have lost, and remind the world that their lives had value...  

There are in-person vigils being held all across the U.S., in Canada, and abroad, but there is also a virtual one that you can join anywhere you are.

The chatroom opened at 3:00 pm EST, March 1, 2015. The live video broadcast began at 3:00 pm. Both will run until 7:00 pm EST or until we are done.: