Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anonymous said: What are dd's? What do you do for ASAN? Who can I contact about potential starting a chapter?

DD= Developmental Disabilities. Autism is a developmental disability, but there are lots of others. Some also have Intellectual Disabilities, which are often considered a subclass of DDs. 

I do ASAN’s Social Media and some other things here and there. 

to get in contact with someone about starting an ASAN chapter, please email chapters@autisticadvocacy.org and say that you are interested in what it takes to form a  chapter. You can learn more about ASAN chapters at http://autisticadvocacy.org/chapters/

Anonymous said: Do you know how much work I would need to put in if I wanted to potentially start a chapter of ASAN in my city?

Off the top of my head- and this is by no means exhaustive, contacting the person that manages chapters would be a better call for better concept- You would need to be willing to find an accessible meeting location, be able to do some basic organizing depending on what your chapter is like, and facilitate meetings. The big thing though would be drawing in enough people so that you can start delegating. You can do a lot more with less individual effort once you have enough people to delegate! 

You should really talk to a chapter lead about this.

Anonymous said: Do you like the autism women's network?

Yes, I like AWN- I used to be a founding board member there. (Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone) I ended up stepping aside because I had too many other things that were overwhelming and I had to choose one thing to step down from. That was several years ago. 

For a moment I thought these were coming from another account and I had a totally different answer in here- still a positive one but a different tone and everything… 

Also as an ASAN person, I’m excited that we will be Honoring AWN’s founder at our Gala this year. I”M SO EXCITED TO SEE SHARON AGAIN YOU GUYSSS!!! 

Anonymous said: What are good autism organizations?

Personal opinions?

ASAN ( autisticadvocacy ) of course, but I work for them so that should be a given. 

AWN ( autisticwomen ) is great too, though i was involved with them early on so maybe that’s another thing. 

I’m looking forward to seeing what else pops up… I also encourage people to reach out to other DD orgs (Your local arcs are super hit or miss though- some are great and some leave a lot to be desired) and other cross disability orgs when considering resources. 

HEY GUYS a bit of help?

I think I’m going to need to be able to convert video files. I need a rec on a FREE program that is capable of converting video files between file types. 

Any recommendations?

L’Dor v’Dor: The Lion in Italia; A Vanishing Ancient Tradition


Massive educational/resource post on Jewish history in honor of the High Holidays, all sourced and linked. With pictures! Jumblr, please pay attention. This minhag is one of the most ancient and most endangered.

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Trailer for Lauren Potter’s new project, GUEST ROOM.

Monday, September 29, 2014
My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress. Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)

hybridglitch said: I've been trying to figure out how to get in touch with the Central Ohio chapter of ASAN with no luck. Any ideas?


Unfortunately, the current status of the Central Ohio chapter is effectively defunct.

However we would love to have someone re-establish it! If you are interested, please email chapters@autisticadvocacy.org. The chapter coordinator is currently out on leave, but she should be back next week. 

Same goes for anyone who wants to start a new chapter as well! chapters@autisticadvocacy.org is the email to poke at!

So long as you harm none, your ways to deal are yours and are not to be ashamed of.

And do not shame the non-harming ways to deal of others just because they are or work differently. Different things work for different people and that is okay!


i just saw something that reminded me of Internet Culture Anno 2006 and now I’m wondering

are people still commiting fake suicides? are people still having fake pregnancies, get into fake car crashes and have fake miscarriages? are people still dying of rare fake strains of TB? are people still liberating fake Pakistani women with their HP slash fic?