So all things considered, my Autistics Speaking Day event on Facebook is going pretty well. For those who didn't read my last post, this wasn't my idea, but I decided to try to publicize it by getting it on Facebook where people could spread it to all their friends. It's been pretty damn successful. Only 73 are attending so far, but at the moment of this writing I have 8 blogs participating and we have been written about in the Examiner. My mother is so proud. I'm hoping to go further with this and I'm hoping news will spread to more people.
If you know anyone who might be interested, let them know what's going on. If you have Facebook, RSVP to the event and invite your friends. If you would like to participate, message me on Facebook, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment here. I need your name (whatever you want me to put on the page; real names not necessary if you don't want to give it out) and the URL to your blog or website. When everyone posts on November 1st, I will message everyone attending the event with links to all the blog posts.
If you have something to say to the world about your life as an autistic person/person with autism, this is your chance. Please join us and participate, and speak out on November 1st. Shutting down Facebook for a day won't teach anyone a thing about autism, but blogging and letting at least a few more people know what we're thinking might have some sort of effect. Thank you in advance for your participation and/or support.