COMMUNICATION SHUTDOWN.org is a global event on November 1, 2010 to raise awareness and funds for AUTISM efforts around the world. Go to COMMUNICATION SHUTDOWNCOMMUNICATION SHUTDOWN for AUTISM awareness fundraiser at https://communicationshutd
"It's a global initiative to raise much-needed funds for autism groups in over 40 countries. By shutting down social networks for one day on November 1, we hope to encourage a greater understanding of people with autism: ...who find social communication a challenge."
To join, simply make a donation to receive a CHAPP (charity app). The CHAPP spreads the word, gives a shutdown badge to wear online and adds your picture to a global mosaic of supporters, next to the celebs."
"Here is a short video which explains more about it: (YouTube video)"
[We support individuals on the Autism Spectrum, like our 5 years old son. Join the global COMMUNICATION SHUTDOWN in support for many who are, - like our son - 'Enjoying the Hi5s of Autism', KissKissHugs-Love Moomie and Dada]
What is the link between communication and autism?
"Social communication is one of the biggest challenges for people with autism. By choosing to shutdown your social networks for one day, you will have some idea of what it's like for people with autism who face this challenge every day.
Rachael Harris, a counsellor and supporter, who herself is on the autism spectrum, put it best when she said, "Electing to shutdown social communication mirrors autistic silence. But it also draws attention to the isolation and intense loneliness experienced by those who are impeded from connecting socially with others. The CHAPP is a powerful way to create a sense of empathy towards those on the autism spectrum."
[We support Rachel Harris and others like our 5 years old son. Join the global COMMUNICATION SHUTDOWN in support for many who are, - like our son - 'Enjoying the Hi5s of Autism', KissKissHugs-Love Moomie and Dada]