I've never been much good at keeping quiet.
In school I was always losing behavior points for talking out of turn. I was always the first to lose the "quiet game", and in high school I was the theater geek with a flair for the dramatic.
Shocker, I know.
So it will come as no surprise to anyone that when I was met with the opportunity to step away from social media on November 1st to benefit Autism in what is being called the Communication Shutdown, I made the announcement to not participate.
In fact I am choosing to take the complete opposite approach to raising autism awareness by raising that which makes me strongest....my words, my heart, and my voice!
On November 1st I plan to do just that by using Twitter, Facebook, and my blog to promote autism acceptance and awareness in what I am calling the Autism ShoutOut! In addition I plan to share with my readers a number of autism organizations that I feel have helped both myself and my family over the years. My hope is that they may do the same for you and yours.
If you would like to join me in supporting those with autism and their families you can do so by following the tags #Autism and #AutismShoutOut on Monday, November 1st on Twitter and then re-tweeting, asking questions, or engaging others in conversation about a diagnosis that makes many different, but never less.