Wednesday, December 10, 2008

RSVP for Autism Twitter Day

Please join in on autism twitter day Tuesday, December 16, 2008 to promote positive autism awareness. There are blog posts here showing the prizes to be awarded based on your autism knowledge.

There will be panel members at 9AM, 12:30PM and 8:00PM pacific standard time. Questions will be tweeted at those times as well as throughout the day. Please follow and use #ASD hashtag to post on autism by sharing about your family experience, school, bus, behavior, therapies, diets, social skills, independent living, hygiene, bullying, IEPs, respite, books, toys, etc. that have helped your family. This includes sharing links to your sites and blog posts.

This is open to twitter members, specifically those who are members of the autism community, whether it be a parent, sibling or relative. If you are on the spectrum you are welcome to take part. Anyone can take part to learn more about autism spectrum disorders. Most of the prizes are geared to children and young adults with autism or asperger syndrome. Some prizes are available to US members only, others are for US and Canada with International available for a few as well. It will be noted when tweeting about the prize who is eligible to receive it.

I do recommend opening one window in www.summize.com to follow #ASD and have one window open in twitter to post your own tweets. You will click on reply at summize to tweets you see in summize and this will open a new window with the reply @ already listed in box to tweet.
Join us:

DATE: Tuesday, December 16
TIME: throughout the day, panel times 9AM, 12:30PM and 8PM PST/ Noon, 3:30 and 11 PM EST)
PLACE: www.twitter.com and www.summize.com to follow along
WHO: see panel link on blog
TO DO: RSVP at Mr. Linky then check back and click on the names listed there to "follow" them on Twitter.
RSVP: Enter your twitter ID (e.g., autismfamily) in Mr. Linky and your twitter URL (e.g., http://twitter.com/autismfamily). NOTE: Please do not enter your blog URL here!

62 comments:

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

I'd love to hear from people about all the different aspects of autism. I come across a lot of friends who have spec. needs children and can share..

Tested Mr. Linky seems fine?!

My Autism Insights said...

This was the final thing that got me on Twitter. I'll be there!

Bella Casa said...

Thanks, I will be there!

Bella

AC said...

Thanks Bonnie! I have it posted on my blog and Facebook profile!

hellokittiemama said...

Looking forward to it!

Tammy Lessick said...

Thanks for organizing this Bonnie.

Christy said...

I'm looking forward to it!

Mark Miller said...

I look forward to answering your questions about assistance dogs for children with autism.

Maddy said...

Just playing catch up now. Still don't know what a hashtag really is, but I'm dragging myself up that ol' learnin curve.

Well done you.

Cheers

Model Me Kids said...

I'll be there to talk about Autism, social skills training and video modeling. Looking forward to Autism Twitter Day!

Thomas Dzomba said...

Hey Bonnie, I will try and participate as much as I can!

Thomas

Thomas Dzomba said...

Bonnie,

I'll fix my Mr. Linky.

First Name: Thomas
Twitter Id: tcdzomba

rainbowmum said...

Thanks! I'm there :)
L.A Guthrie
aka RainBowMum

Lili said...

Signed up

JennBailey said...

Happy to take part.

Mia said...

It's amazing all that you're doing! I'll be glad to participate!

Alex Doman said...

Really looking forward to being a part of this!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Holy crap it was late last night... I'm only just realizing I totally screwed up your WHOLE mr. linky. People always screw up and DON'T leave their twit url.. and there I did it. I really thought you wanted blogs listed...sorry.

If you know everyone's twit url you can easiy edit the list yourself. log into blenza.com then click on widgets, then open the widget for today, you will see everyone listed, and can edit each one individually? I'm so sorry about the extra work. I cam here to get a twitter url of someone on your list who talked with me just now on my blog but she doesn't have her twitter url listed on her blog... email me?

M. said...

I Co-direct a camp (www.ReCreationCampOC.com)for adults and children with disabilites and we are looking to learn from the parents, the real experts, on works best so that we can provide the best experience possible! Thanks for doing this. You rock! In fact, you all rock!

Dream Big.
M.

Sarah said...

This is fantastic! Thank you!

Ginger Kenney said...

Well, I was so excited I didn't follow directions and posted the wrong link, sorry Bonnie. Very pleased to se such great responses

Autismactionplan.org said...

Great idea, glad to be a part of it!
www.AutismActionPlan.org

Irene said...

Whoohoo! Sounds like a fun day and a gem for get acquainted opportunities! Kudos for setting this up :-)

Rebecca L. Buscemi said...

Can't wait! I am a supervisor for an Autism Waiver Company here in Baltimore, MD and I feel that you can never stop learning about Autism!

Joyce Anthony said...

I'll be around pretty much all day--my areas of knowledge fall toward Asperger's (both childhood and adult), sensory issues and nultiple dx.

DivaLea said...

I'm in and Tweeting.

lonestar said...

I posted on my blog and I'll be there, probably later in the day / evening but I'll be there :).

Thanks Bonnie for all your hard work in setting this up!

Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) said...

Thanks for the reminder, Bonnie! I'll be there.

~Michelle aka The Beartwinsmom
@beartwinsmom on twitter

http://twitter.com/beartwinsmom

Brea said...

RSVP'ed

Name: Brea
Twitter: beautiful_waste

KeithCash.com said...

Cool humans like me, it has been interesting having Asburgers all these years, look forward to take part. :)

Tammi said...

RSVP for Autism Twitter Day.

Twitter account: Tammir

Bridget Pilloud said...

My kid has asperger's and we're doing pretty well with it. It'll be great to meet other parents. Maybe there's some in our area to know, as well.

Krystal said...

I hope I'll figure out how this works!

Erica said...

I will be there!

Liz Ditz said...

Planning on being twittering.

sticky said...

Bonnie, you rock!
I will be there, as much all day as I can!

~Zurama~ said...

Hi Bonnie, this is awesome. I kind of goofed. Can you delete #94, I added Mickies blog by mistake instead of my twitter profile. Talk to you Monday! :)

kellyj said...

I hope to get Twitter figured out by then. Thanks for doing this.

Nicki said...

OK, I'm a newbie at this but willing to give it a try. I've been twittering for a while covering my 3 kids ages 9,6 and now 9mo. My 9yr old Trevor is a great kid on the spectrum and though limited verbally, he knows how to communicate.

Nicki said...

See, I already managed to mess it up and entered wrong twitter, sorry.

Chris Hartzog said...

I just discovered this by scanning Twitter. I will try to participate on Tuesday!

Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

I've known about this for a while, but didn't realize I needed to RSVP. Looking forward to it, even though we're still awaiting our diagnosis.

Karianna said...

Shoot! You can delete #109 -- Mr. Linky did the auto-fill with my blog URL and I pressed "enter" before thinking -- I then added my twitter ID and URL, but couldn't delete my previous entry. Sorry 'bout that!

Jaimieh said...

Such a great idea Bonnie! My nephew and also my cousin's son have austism... always learning as much as I can or promoting awareness...

Patricia F. Anderson said...

Wow - what a fascinating amalgamation of social tech tools going together to pull this off! I think I'll blog it myself. :)

Vaklam said...

I just found out about this. I'm in! I'll spread the word on my blog.

The Empty Envelope said...

I'm very excited! I found out I have Aspergers when I was 28. 30 now. I do have a blog dedicated to my experiences:
http://www.thestampedenvelope.blogspot.com

Jennapet said...

Thanks for setting this up.

Jen P said...

Is it too late to rsvp? I don't see a mr linky?

whatjenfinds

Raye said...

I really look forward to learning from all the people taking part in this. I've been working as a behavioral therapist for children with autism for the past 3 months now.

doctorious.org said...

Officially RSVPing:

http://www.twitter.com/doctorious
@doctorious

Looking forward to learning!

Shannon Nelson said...

I'll try to tweet as much as I can today. My 2 sons have Autism so thank you for this!

sensible said...

thanks to whoever came up with this. i have a 4 year old who is nonverbal and diagnosed with ASD. It's exciting to see parents and those impacted by autism coming together.

... said...

Thank you so much Bonnie!

Kerasotes Twitter said...

Today is Autism Twitter Day #asd Click here for a special screening for Kerasotes All Stars: Famiies affected by autism http://is.gd/bYer

Kerasotes has launched an event series called Kerasotes All Stars! It's movies specifically designed for families affected by Autism. It is active in Chicago, and spreading to other markets.

codeman38 said...

I'll go ahead and join in the fun; I can't seem to focus on actual research today...

Same username as I use everywhere else. :)

Michele Lee said...

I almost missed this one! I'm a writer and a primary at home care person for my autistic son. He's high functioning, very smart and we are very lucky that he has a good outlook. That doesn't mean it's easy to get him to get past his frustrations and apply himself.

AutismSpot said...

Looking forward to it. Great work putting this together! We will spread the word.

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Rebeca said...

I just became a twitter user before 1 month. I am unknown about so much twitter application. Can any one tell me about retweet.

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