What is AUTIMISM? According to the Autism Society…
It’s being optimistic about the power and potential of those with autism. It’s believing we can do anything. It means a positive view of Autism instead of seeing it as an affliction. It’s knowing that it’s time to do more and demand better of ourselves by moving forward and going from awareness to acceptance, from ignoring to including, from assuming you can’t to assuming you can.
During Autism Awareness Month (and beyond) Geek Club Books and Conquer for Conner teamed up with the Autism Society to present a full roster of editorial that focus on the positive side of Autism. We call it the Autimism Movement and our mission is to move the world forward— from awareness to acceptance to inclusion.
It’s time to break free of the ‘blues’ where cure mentalities, tabloid headlines, and negative stereotypes are still a part of the status quo. Join us on a journey of hope and optimism through the stories, interviews and photography by popular autism mom bloggers, autistic individuals, and organizations already making positive impact. Read their positive autism advocacy stories of optimism.
You’ll learn something new and change your perceptions of autistic individuals who have talents and abilities to contribute to the world, if the world will only let them. Contribute your stories by posting them on our Geek Club Books Autism Support Facebook page.
Because our son matters. Because non-verbal people matter. They have worth. Because we BELIEVE that just because a person can’t speak doesn’t mean they don’t have anything important to say. Their opinions matter. They deserve a ‘voice.’
She and her husband started a non-profit called MicahBoyGenius Foundation to help give non-verbal children the “other means” this video is talking about. Their vision is to deliver 1 iPad bundle per child per month so many children will reap the benefits of a communication device. Reach out to them if your child is in need of non-verbal autism support.
Sharon Cummings and her son Conner are the mother-son team who’ve been in Washington DC on Capital Hill to change special needs support laws. Conner is a young autistic adult and he is the Geek Club Books Autism Ambassador of Hope! His parents were told he’d never speak but watch what Conner did on World Autism Day 2014:
You can support Sharon and Conner on their mission to help autism and special needs families by liking their FACEBOOK page, signing their petition and writing your local Politicians and ask for them to sponsor “Conner’s Law.”
To find local autism support and resources, find the Autism Society Chapter nearest to you by clicking on your state below.