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. 





39 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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  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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  22. Hello friends i am Elisabeth Bailey from Midland tx,My 15-year old son with autism. My son is verbal,followed normal education with help from me,his issues : shyness, constipation, concentration problems, problems with maturity, practically no friends because interaction with people is difficult, parasite, yeast on him, acne, kind of dandruff on top of his head. Since the age of 6, we have been trying a lot of natural supplements, hospitals med and i have wasted a lot of money trying to make him live freely without being intimidated by friends in the neighborhood also to get him better and more focused on school matters and his general health. Nothing ever seems to pull through not even his wellness until one day, i decided to check internet for help then i came across a herbal woman (Mama Kofi herbal) who cured a lady 12 years old son called (Mama Kofi herbal) and has also helped a lot of women to cure their children's Autism. quickly i contacted her email: ( mamakofiherbal@yahoocom ),just to give him a test,i spoke to him he asked me to purchase his Autism roots herbs and seed oil which i did, he promised to send it as soon as purchased and thereafter i received it and start to use the Autism herbal med immediately on him for only two weeks instructed by (Mama Kofi herbal). it was unbelievable after 21 days i was surprised,my son totally cured and free from Autism disgrace and embarrassment. There was so much improvement. He seems to get more awareness, gives more interaction at home, mingo with friends that never wanted him close. Today i am here to spread the good news of my son health on how (Mama Kofi herbal) saved him from the nightmare and outbreaks of Autism. You can contact (Mama Kofi herbal) via email: ( mamakofiherbal@yahoocom or whats-app +1-518-351-9658 ) if you are still in my past situation...I guarantee you, your Autism child is going to be healed and feel alive again just as mine right now.

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  23. Dr Williams,his medicine was extremely helpful to my daughter. I have had a daughter with autism for 3 years now , and my doctor have prescribe me with different kinds of drugs without no improvement in my daughter symptoms . I am so glad I have found Dr Williams medicine (as I was surfing the net for a solution and saw a recommendation for it on a women's health forum early this year). I have felt so empowered by the knowledge you have given me and I quickly self diagnosed the individual cause of my daughter autism and armed with your clear instructions, I was finally able to beat this monster, in less than 4 weeks of using dr Williams medication on my daughter. I went for a checkup and it was clear that my daughter autism were gone,you can also email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for help.

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  25. With Dr Williams herb my son was completely free from autism.You are an amazing doctor.Matching diagnosises aside, I just want to be your friend. Lol You inspire me on a feminist level. On an intelligence level. you are a good man doing so much for mankind, level.Thank you for being you.For keeping a lot of us . For reminding us that we aren’t a fucking statistic or a status, we are still PEOPLE. With brains and personalities and jobs and lives. my son I’ve been diagnosed for so many years now with autism, and the roller coaster of emotions is all too real.I’m sure I speak for everyone here when I say thank you. From the deepest part of my soul. THANK YOU.You give us all an indescribable level of comfort and absurdness in sharing our diagnoses and, almost a green light to continue to celebrate our lives,for you always been there.For every jerk who throws you hate, there are hundreds of us thanking the universe for you.for more information about Dr Williams product to autism you can email him on drwillliams098675@gmail.com

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  26. ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR THE GREAT DEED HE HAVE DONE FOR MY DAUGHTER?
    My daughter suffered from autism for more than 2 years which we started experiencing in her when she turned 1 year and 5 months we all thought it will end but got even worse as days went by. We tried all several treatments and therapy prescribed by various doctors we met but to no avail, she lost total concentration and always complain of sensitivity to sound . She usually tells me she haves poor eyes contact. This were steady disorder that disrupted her entire life, even at night she slept less because of this.It was during a casual conversation with a friend that i learned about Dr Williams herbal medicine I was able to contact him on his email address. and give him all the necessary information that he needed,few day later he sent me the herbal portion and his medicine was able to restore her back to normal and she is very okay now without any side effects whatsoever. If you have autism, do not hesitate to contact him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for advice and for his product. I hope this also helps someone out there

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  28. Thanks to Dr Williams I am so happy today, my son have been suffering from autism for the past 8 years now, and i have spent a lot on western drugs which has all proved abortive, i have tried all means in life to get my son out of this , but there was no answer until i decided to try herbal solution and i found Dr Williams online and i contacted him and after he took his medication as instructed, my son is now completely cure from autism within those week of usage, i am so much happy, thanks to Dr Williams for helping me get my son life back again without any form of crisis, i promise to tell your name and good deeds to the whole world,if you have a son with autism you can email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for more information .

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  29. As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from autism, i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
    My son suffered autism in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always have difficulty with communication, , and he always complain of poor eye contact . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to autism . I never imagined autism has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life.autism has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098675@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my testimony .

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  30. DR WILLIAMS HERBAL CURE TO AUTISM.
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  31. HOW I WAS CURED TOTALLY FROM AUTISM
    I had my first attack of (AUTISM) when I was a kid, I wasn't diagnosed until seven years later when I was totally experiencing speech delay. It was so terrifying that I began dropping things and losing sensitivity to sounds, having severe fatigue and muscle weakness. A horrible poor eyes contact began. I sometimes can't walk straight and fall onto walls and I get leaning disability, the English medications i used proved abortive. i was so frustrated that i had to contact My neurologist,he told me about a new RRMS (relapsing-remitting MS) drug which was only in its trial stage, CAMPATH. I started the chemo-type treatment and some prescribed drugs like: RISPERDAL, EFFEXOR XR, GEODON and MEMANTINE. which resulted in 1st seizure of my life, thereby adding more salt to my injury. As a result to proffer solution to my problems, i started going online in search for a cure, i came across a testimony of a woman who got her son cure through HERBAL MEDICATION, at first, i doubted because of the misconception that autism can not be cured. But i later contacted the Doctor through the email provided, and I used his Herbal product, after 1 month of use, I noticed tremendous improvement in my health, 5 months after, I can proudly say, I've been totally cured by Dr.williams Herbal Medication from AUTISM..., If you have the same health issue, you may contact him for a total change of story, Via: drwilliams098675@gmail.com . I believe your predicament will be a thing of the past just like mine.

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