Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Tuesday, June 17, 2014

#pareach4dd Sample Tweets to twitter bomb PA Appropriations people 6/18

Below are sample tweets, with ones targeting specific PA senators and reps on the Appropriations Committees below the cut. You can see the event page with more details on the facebook event page.

Twitter Handles:

Sen Jake Corman @JakeCorman
Sen Vince Hughes @SenatorHughes
Rep William F. Adolph N/A
Rep Joseph F. Markosek
@RepJoeMarkosek

Facebook Pages:
Sen Jake Corman
https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJakeCorman
Sen Vince Hughes
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Vincent-Hughes/111791468893
Rep William F. Adolph
https://www.facebook.com/RepAdolph
Rep Joseph F. Markosek
https://www.facebook.com/RepMarkosek

Tweets without twitter handles

#pareach4dd - restore ID & Autism funding! No more cuts, no more waiting!

Restore $22.4 Millon in community services! People with ID & Autism deserve community! #pareach4dd

Fund PA autism services now!#pareach4dd

#pareach4dd and get us jobs- increase funding for OVR to support Pennsylvanians with ID & Autism in the workforce!

#pareach4dd and create opportunity- increase special education funding after 6 yrs without, get prepared young adults.

Support Pennsylvanians w/ID & Autism- restore the funds cut from the block grants! #pareach4dd

Call the PA Senators and Reps on appropriations committees and tell them to #pareach4dd http://ow.ly/y6vIB

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Monday, June 16, 2014

So I got the write up of the radio interview I did Thursday.

It’s… actually not horrible overall, though they misspelled my name (oh well). 

Three genetic networks may play a role in autism, CHOP study finds

my parts below cut, complete with the name misspelling, if you don’t want to check out the whole article at link. I will note that the research is reported as being focused on phrama applications for helping with things like anxiety and meltdowns and things rather than the usual cure/”detection” rhetoric that usually accompanies this kind of research. 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Just ordered both #lovenotfear and Neurodivergent from Aromaleigh!

I am excited! Pretties! 

Now if only they’d do a color for ASAN as well… Is “Acceptance is an Action” too long a name? 

(links: #LoveNotFear and Neurodivergent)

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Gilding Gold for Autism Acceptance.
[a plump pale hand, fingers outstretched to show nails painted golden.]
I was getting annoyed with all the “blue nails~~~” stuff in the Autism Tag, so gold it is! Will keep painting them gold all month I think. (it was less than $2/bottle at Rite aid FYI)

Gilding Gold for Autism Acceptance.

[a plump pale hand, fingers outstretched to show nails painted golden.]

I was getting annoyed with all the “blue nails~~~” stuff in the Autism Tag, so gold it is! Will keep painting them gold all month I think. (it was less than $2/bottle at Rite aid FYI)

Friday, March 28, 2014 Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When providers/provider groups think they are great representation of Autism issues

No. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Come on internet

I can’t be the only person who was alarmed by the ending of rainman basically being him getting wrapped up and put “back where he belongs”. We even have institutional bias in our media! 

What about that recent episode of Bones that basically framed Hodgins brother with a  serious mental health disability as “belonging” in a private institution. (And it’s still an institution, even if it DOESN’T have lock down.) Like. THERE ARE LESS RESTRICTIVE SETTINGS FOR PEOPLE WITH SERIOUS MH DISABILITIES. I would know, I’ve helped design policy to help protect the rights of people in less restrictive MH settings. Just. NO. (It pissed me off too much to check but I’d bet that NAMI was their resource. I. No.) 

Come on, I don’t want to get into details about these specific instances! I know someone else must have written them, and I want to talk about other ones!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I was reading Surak’s entry on Memory-Alpha

and in the Apocrypha section is the following sentence:

In the book Orion’s Hounds, Counselor Troi wonders if Surak had the Vulcan equivalent of Asperger syndrome

I just. *cackles* 

Thursday, December 12, 2013 Sunday, December 8, 2013
boycottautismspeaks:

On December 9 we will be tweeting to AS and their many sponsors.
Hashtag your tweets with #BoycottAutismSpeaks so we can RT and please include links to our website and petition. Example tweets:
@sproutsfm Autism Speaks does not help Autistics. End your support http://boycottautismspeaks.com/why-boycott.html
@autismspeaks You can’t silence the voices speaking for #equality and #Respect We support @Boycott_AS #boycottautismspeaks #Autism #Autistic
Image Description: Blue and green image, divided diagonally. Text reads: Monday Dec. 9 Tweet for Human Rights and Social Justice #boycottautismspeaks Gaining Momentum… Find us on twitter @Boycott_AS 
Twitter handles of Autism Speaks Sponsors:
@ToysRUs@buildabear@AskCapitalOne @panerabread @panerabread @PumpItUpParty@caseysgenstore@QueensFlowers @coinstar @scentsy @ShopRiteStores @DollarGeneral @springfree@MonsterMile @sproutsfm @FedEx@NESTFragrances@FOXSports @stelladot @Gap @HomeDepot @Joes_Crab_Shack @tjmaxx @KidNaturalHero@TotalWine @PlayLSI @TsukihoshiUS @SleepHappens@WhiteCastle @Med_Claims@ZalesJewelers @Modells @U_of_Style @sevenly

boycottautismspeaks:

On December 9 we will be tweeting to AS and their many sponsors.

Hashtag your tweets with #BoycottAutismSpeaks so we can RT and please include links to our website and petition. Example tweets:

@sproutsfm Autism Speaks does not help Autistics. End your support http://boycottautismspeaks.com/why-boycott.html

@autismspeaks You can’t silence the voices speaking for #equality and #Respect We support @Boycott_AS #boycottautismspeaks #Autism #Autistic

Image Description: Blue and green image, divided diagonally. Text reads: Monday Dec. 9 Tweet for Human Rights and Social Justice #boycottautismspeaks Gaining Momentum… Find us on twitter @Boycott_AS 

Twitter handles of Autism Speaks Sponsors:

@ToysRUs
@buildabear
@AskCapitalOne 
@panerabread 
@panerabread 
@PumpItUpParty
@caseysgenstore
@QueensFlowers 
@coinstar 
@scentsy 
@ShopRiteStores 
@DollarGeneral 
@springfree
@MonsterMile 
@sproutsfm 
@FedEx
@NESTFragrances
@FOXSports 
@stelladot 
@Gap 
@HomeDepot 
@Joes_Crab_Shack 
@tjmaxx 
@KidNaturalHero
@TotalWine 
@PlayLSI 
@TsukihoshiUS 
@SleepHappens
@WhiteCastle 
@Med_Claims
@ZalesJewelers 
@Modells 
@U_of_Style 
@sevenly

Saturday, December 7, 2013 Friday, November 8, 2013

(Image description: a white graphic with a purple box with white letters angled at top left which says “Volunteer Wanted.” To the right of the purple box it says in all caps, “CONTACT INFO@AUTISMWOMENSNETWORK.ORG.”An arrow with dotted lines and a green triangle leads from the contact information to a paragraph in bold letters below which says, “Autism Women’s Network is looking for a volunteer who has HTML coding skills and is familiar with Facebook apps. If you or someone you know has these skills and is interested in a volunteer position with AWN, please send us an email!”The purple box with white letters (described above) has a dotted line and green triangle arrow leading down to another small box (white with purple letters.) Inside the box it says in all caps: “DO YOU KNOW FACEBOOK CODING? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH FACEBOOK APPS?”Directly below (bottom left) it says in bold font: “Please E-mail: info@autismwomensnetwork.orgFor more information on the Autism Women’s Network, visit www.autismwomensnetwork.orgOur org’s logo (red, pink and white dragonfly) with the letters “AWN is positioned in the bottom right corner of the image.)

I worked with AWN in the past! Let me know if you have some samples and maybe I can give a reference if you are interested!

(Image description: a white graphic with a purple box with white letters angled at top left which says “Volunteer Wanted.” 

To the right of the purple box it says in all caps, “CONTACT INFO@AUTISMWOMENSNETWORK.ORG.”

An arrow with dotted lines and a green triangle leads from the contact information to a paragraph in bold letters below which says, “Autism Women’s Network is looking for a volunteer who has HTML coding skills and is familiar with Facebook apps. If you or someone you know has these skills and is interested in a volunteer position with AWN, please send us an email!”

The purple box with white letters (described above) has a dotted line and green triangle arrow leading down to another small box (white with purple letters.) Inside the box it says in all caps: “DO YOU KNOW FACEBOOK CODING? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WORK WITH FACEBOOK APPS?”

Directly below (bottom left) it says in bold font: “Please E-mail: info@autismwomensnetwork.org

For more information on the Autism Women’s Network, visit www.autismwomensnetwork.org

Our org’s logo (red, pink and white dragonfly) with the letters “AWN is positioned in the bottom right corner of the image.)

I worked with AWN in the past! Let me know if you have some samples and maybe I can give a reference if you are interested!