#AutisticBlogChallenge

Here’s an alternative ‪#‎AutismAwareness‬ challenge I’m proposing for April: the ‪#‎AutisticBlogChallenge‬. It goes like this:

1. Find people to sponsor your autistic-blog-reading at whatever level they can afford. For instance, your sponsors might agree to donate $1.00 for every blog you read according to the rules of the challenge.

2. For the month of April, read blogs by autistic writers. To “count,” the blog must be written primarily by an autistic individual, and you must read at least ten posts (or the entire blog, if it has fewer than ten posts). Keep a list of the blogs and posts you read.

3. At the end of April, give copies of your list to your sponsors. Collect funds. Tell your sponsors which blogs you liked most, so they know where to start reading.

4. Use your newfound knowledge of autistic people’s needs, preferences, and desires to select a charity that actually advocates on behalf of autistic people. Donate.

I started tweeting this under the hashtag ‪#‎AutismBlogChallenge‬, but I like #AutisticBlogChallenge better. Let’s make this a thing!

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