EDITED to include ischemgeek‘s words (underlined below) which explained things more clearly and succinctly than my own.
EDITED to improve the focus of this post on my main point by removing the direct reference to a tweet by JRE.
During yesterday’s #boycottAutismSpeaks Twitterbomb I read a tweet that criticized the action for being against a target. Now, I support the criticism and boycott of Autism Speaks for a number of reasons which I explained in my previous post. But it started me thinking about the many individuals and organizations who work hard in support of Autistic people by providing information and assistance, and what a positive force they are.
My idea is to have a day where we shout out about all the great work these people do on our behalf. A “Thanks for being allies/thanks for speaking out/thanks for your voice/these are people you should be reading” thing.
I realize I’m not going to be able to put something together without help, so I’m asking. If you want to help me put together an event to celebrate all the many people who work to improve the lives of Autistic people then please get in touch.
Together I hope we can broadcast our message loud enough to drown out the likes of Autism Speaks. Who’s with me?