#autismspeaks10 and #actuallyautistic #autismchampions – part two

a diary of a mom

At the end of yesterday’s post, I mentioned that a fellow writer and mom of an autistic kiddo had contacted me to ask for some help with an opinion piece she’d been asked to write. She sought connections to the some of the autistic people who had been involved in the Twitter takeover of the Autism Speaks hashtags #AutismSpeaks10 and #AutismChampions so that she could include their perspective in her piece.

She spoke with the autistic advocates, wrote the piece, then submitted it for publication. The next step didn’t follow as it had every time before. Rather than publish the opinion piece they’d asked her to write, the outlet for whom she wrote it scuttled it. It seems that her opinion wasn’t quite what they expected it to be.

I promised her that if she were unable to find a platform to publish her post, I would share it…

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