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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Shopping for Neurodiversity

Now, through the wonders of the Internet, you can contribute to The Autism Acceptance Project at no cost to yourself, while doing your regular shopping through major online stores.

When you buy products through the TAAP page on GiveBackAmerica.org (which bills itself as "America's Online Charity Mall") the sellers will donate a percentage of your purchases to TAAP. Participating stores include such well-known retailers as Barnes & Noble, Target, Best Buy, Office Depot, and many more.

I would like to thank Rob LaPlante of GiveBackAmerica.org for providing this opportunity for the autistic community to financially support TAAP's goal of promoting acceptance of, and accommodations for, autistic people in society. Unlike some other nonprofit groups that claim to speak for our community, TAAP has autistic board members and takes its direction from those who are the most affected by society's attitudes and prejudices toward the autistic minority population, that is, autistic people ourselves. TAAP presents lectures and exhibitions to raise awareness of autism as part of human diversity, and it seeks to investigate and support educational needs backed by accurate science.

Those who would like to see more understanding and acceptance of autism in our society can now contribute to the cause simply and easily. I've linked to the TAAP shopping page in my sidebar, and I encourage other autistic rights bloggers to do the same.

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  • There are also a bunch (over 5) of pro-ND shops on Cafepress.com (search autistic and aspie), and KevLeitch has one at Spreadshirt, but I can't remember the shop name, search autism hub or something.

    By Blogger Natalia, at 9:38 PM  

  • TAAP looks like a very worthwhile cause. I can't wait for someone to start an organization called "The Asperger Syndrome Acceptance Project", A.S.A.P.(as soon as possibile)!

    By Blogger Lili Marlene, at 2:36 AM  

  • Thank you for promoting www.GiveBackAmerica.org I'm so glad to hear that Rob LaPlante was such a help at promoting autism awareness (and listening to your individual voices). We started GiveBackAmerica.org to make a difference. From what i'm reading in some of these blogs, we are on our way to accomplishing our goal.

    Craig Neilan
    co-founder of GiveBackAmerica.org

    By Anonymous Craig Neilan, at 9:10 PM  

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