What does Autism really look like?

 

50th Postcard from the Edge of the Spectrum

 

What does Autism look like?

Last year’s ‘This is what Autism looks like‘ campaign:

  • Demonstrated that you can’t tell just by looking
  • Put a human face on a word that had become a misunderstood label

It answered the question ‘What does Autism look like?’

 

What does Autism really look like?

The reality is that if you are reading this, Autism probably doesn’t look like you:

  • it certainly doesn’t look like me!

Why?

Because most Autistic people/people with Autism, live in the developing world.

And currently only around 5% of my blog visitors are from the developing world.

  • A similar rate is also found with my Twitter followers

 

World Autism Project was created to help:

  • raise awareness of Autism communities in non-English speaking countries
  • increase visibility of those communities
  • give them a louder voice

 

Where the streets have no name

This song really captures the essence of my vision for World Autism Project.

  • Autism Advocacy without borders

 

Where the Streets have no name

 

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A Quiet Week
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 07:20:00

    Congratulations on your 50th post! World autism awareness is very important. With most media campaigns, we see primarily American autistics. Thank you for spreading international awareness!

    Reply

  2. spectrumscribe
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 22:41:12

    Thanks Lori. Had a blog hit from Belarus but still no visitors from Ukraine or Estonia. Seems Iran blocks VPN access, which is a quantum step up from their former policy of blocking social media sites!

    Reply

  3. mindretrofit8
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 21:13:36

    Yay! 50th Post! I missed this one. Congratulations and I love the U2 song! I have learned and gained new perspectives from many of your posts. Keep sharing! 🙂

    Reply

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