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Monday, January 05, 2009

Autism Blogging on Change.org

The social networking site Change.org, which was created to enable people to take effective action for social change as citizens of the world, asks its members on its home page "What do you want to change in the world?" The site contains blogs that address many important issues of modern society.

A blog featuring autism issues was recently added to the site. The Change.org management, aware of the importance of empowering minorities and people with disabilities to speak on their own behalf, interviewed several autistic bloggers for the position and hired Dora Raymaker, who is a board member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and a co-director of the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education. She is part of a team with prolific parent blogger Kristina Chew.

Change.org deserves some hearty New Year's cheers for recognizing that it would be a good idea to include an autistic blogger's perspective in the public dialogue about autism.

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2 Comments:

  • It's nice tobe sending emails of thanks rather thank complaint. :)

    By Blogger sanabituranima, at 9:01 AM  

  • The BBC is asking for comments on Simon Baron-Cohen's article "Autism test 'could hit maths skills'" which is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7736196.stm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:05 AM  

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