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April 07, 2007

April is Autism Awareness Month

If you watch any daytime TV or caught Nightline the other night you'll know that April is Autism Awareness Month. Recently there has been a big activism push towards edcuating the public about autism and creating a larger awareness about what autism is and isn't.

When I met my wife a few years ago she mentioned to me that she had a nephew who is autistic. I didn't know what to expect. Over time, as we visited her brother's family for the holidays and family events I learned more and more about little Michael and his struggle in this confusing world. I watched him grow into the amazing little boy he is. He is now the star of an Autism Speaks video that uses the music of John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Every time this video is watched, a donation is made to the Autism Speaks charity. This is made possible via Revver's revenue-sharing approach that give up to 68% of the video's ad revenue to charity.

If you care about activism and educating the world about autism, please go watch this video now. If you're really moved please consider donating money. Thousands of children like Michael are counting on it.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at April 7, 2007 12:53 PM
Comments

Thanks for promoting this. I have already seen it, but the more people who can watch it the better.
Best wishes


Posted by: mcewen at April 7, 2007 05:38 PM

Hi Cameron- I have viewed this many times and am actively involved through work, but that's great that you were able to incorporate this into your site! I also just went onto the Conference site. At the next family get-together, maybe we can chat more about it because I noticed there was an education section. Thanks. See you soon- Melissa and Bill


Posted by: Melissa at April 14, 2007 09:18 PM

Check out: http://www.yai.org

They have a yearly conference partly sponser by Autism Speaks and Mount Sinai. This agency is great and is one of the leading agencies for people with disabilities. They have mostly free services from early childhood to adulthood.


Posted by: Soledad at April 16, 2007 05:40 PM

HI, I AM A SINGLE MOTHER OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE SEVERE AUTISM AND OTHER THINGS GOING ON. I AM LIMITED TO WHAT I CAN DO BUT WORD OF MOUTH SOMETIMES IS JUST AS GOOD I HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS DOING COFFEE MONEY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND MONEY AND WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOURSELF I KNOW WE,LL ACHEIVE WHAT ALL OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN RIGHTLY DESERVE.

LEE


Posted by: LEE at March 29, 2008 01:55 PM
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