Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has a profound impact on those with the disorder, particularly in relation to social communication.
Not only do they face huge challenges socially but they can be left feeling alone and isolated.
Communication Shutdown is an initiative instigated by the AIEOU Foundation, a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing intervention programs for children diagnosed with ASD.
It is aimed not only at raising funds for autism groups in over 40 countries, but also to highlight the isolation and loneliness experienced by those unable to connect socially with others. The initiative involves shutting down your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts from midnight on November 1st 2010, for a period of 24 hours.
You can also show your support, and donate to the cause, by downloading a charity application (CHAPP) for $5 on Facebook. The CHAPP will show others that you have donated and are supporting autism, helps to spread the word, gives you a badge and adds your profile picture to a mosaic of supporters from all over the world. Including the celebrities!
You don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to donate, and you’re more than welcome to donate more than $5.
Join us in spreading the word, raising much needed funds and experience what it’s like to be disconnected socially.
For more details and to become involved, visit http://www.communicationshutdown.org