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Because Awareness without Action isn't enough to HELP those dealing with Autism, Epilepsy, and other Rare Disorders
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Why Autism Awareness is broken

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Problem's with Autism Awareness I have been wanting to write this for a while but honestly it seemed to exhausting to do. This has been eating away at me and I need to just get this off my chest an...
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This is an older post from my pal Rob Gorski from the Lost and Tired blog, but I feel similarly and think you'll learn even more by reading through the comments. Like Rob and Lizze, we have three boys with autism, all at different points on the spectrum. The hope we feel for one child is hard-fought with another over language, a smile, eye contact, any number of things. 

 

As always, Rob shares his insights in an honest way that I think you can learn a LOT from. 

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Cayman goes blue for World Autism Awareness Day | ieyenews

Cayman goes blue for World Autism Awareness Day | ieyenews | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
iNews #Cayman: Cayman goes blue for World Autism Awareness Day http://t.co/ceUjk6tCRj
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I'll appreciate your time & help to visit my website on seizures #epilepsy at http://seizures.dolyan.com/. Thank you :)

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How to Spark a Cause Movement - Triple Pundit

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Triple Pundit How to Spark a Cause Movement Triple Pundit A recent Journal of Marketing article published the results of a study which found that, designed the right way, cause marketing campaigns that allow consumers to choose the cause, can lead...
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Little Falls mom raising money for autism walk - NorthJersey.com

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Little Falls mom raising money for autism walk
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The timing is perfect as April is Autism Awareness Month. "Come support autism awareness and team Little Falls by getting the blue hair extensions," Binetti said.
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How autism has affected Towson and led to a good cause - CBS sports.com (blog)

How autism has affected Towson and led to a good cause - CBS sports.com (blog) | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
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How autism has affected Towson and led to a good cause
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Pat Skerry never knew the numbers.
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Autism awareness - Toledo Blade

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Gov. John Kasich's support of health insurance coverage that helps pay for autism-spectrum services, much like his decision to expand Ohio's Medicaid program, reflects a pragmatism that benefits the state.
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[London] Stim Rock Express - THE SHOW!!! - Autism Politics ...

[London] Stim Rock Express - THE SHOW!!! - Autism Politics ... | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
... topic · Reply to topic · Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation ... Reply to topic · Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation ...
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Hip-hop artist speaks about social activism at WSU - The WSU Sign Post

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Hip-hop artist speaks about social activism at WSU
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Talib Kweli, hip-hop artist and social activist, spoke in the Shepherd Union ballrooms Tuesday afternoon.
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An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More Evidence - WBUR

An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More Evidence - WBUR | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
An Immune Element In Autism? Gene Screen Finds More EvidenceWBURIt's like heart disease: You can have heart disease due to immunological reasons, due to mechanistic reasons, due to inflammation and environment.
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Yet another Gene study ... this one provides some interesting insight at least. 

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 5:27 PM

Adding more teaching resources...

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:20 AM

It is a hard call when "screen time" includes online gaming. Here are some ideas that might help balance your goals and your kids' too.

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Campaign drives awareness of challenges for families with children with special needs | Articles | Main

Campaign drives awareness of challenges for families with children with special needs | Articles | Main | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Mutual shares a glimpse into the day of a mother and son to help raise funds for Easter Seals on Facebook.
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Autism Light: Gary Cole and Teddi Siddall

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Gary Cole and Teddi Siddall are Autism Lights for their dedication as autism parents and for the manner in which they utilize their celebrity status to raise autism awareness. Gary Cole has performed dozens of roles in both ...
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Risk vs Cause | autisable

Risk vs Cause | autisable | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
The search for the causes of autism is challenging because many things are risk factors – and yet when examined by themselves no one of them has the power to be labeled the sole “culprit.” Asking the question a different ...
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Slacktivism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism or slackervism) is a portmanteau of the words slacker and activism. The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel some amount of satisfaction. The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist. The underlying assumption being promoted by the term is that these low cost efforts substitute for more substantive actions rather than supplementing them, although this assumption has not been borne out by research.[1]

Slacktivist activities include signing Internet petitions,[2] joining a community organization without contributing to the organization's efforts, copying and pasting of Social Network statuses or messages or altering one's personal data or avatar on social network services. Research is beginning to explore the connection between the concept and modern activism/advocacy, as groups are increasingly using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.[3]

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS describes the term "slacktivist", saying it "posits that people who support a cause by performing simple measures are not truly engaged or devoted to making a change".[4]

are you a slacktivist? ...maybe you shouldn't be.... #citizen28 http://t.co/UdAR3GwZBq
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Owen Sutton: 'Cause marketing' beneficial for small local businesses and ... - KyForward.com

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Owen Sutton: 'Cause marketing' beneficial for small local businesses and ...
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Many entrepreneurs and local small business owners are making cause marketing a part of their business plan from the start.
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Some North Dakota lawmakers are trying to pass an Autism Awareness Bill - WDAY

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Some North Dakota lawmakers are trying to pass an Autism Awareness Bill
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Some North Dakota lawmakers are trying to pass an Autism Awareness Bill.
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For blind California boy, 4, suffering from LCA, first step off curb is a ... - New York Daily News

For blind California boy, 4, suffering from LCA, first step off curb is a ... - New York Daily News | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
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Gavin plays in his first soccer game with a local club for children with special needs with the American Youth Soccer Organization.
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Ashman supports her son, autism cause, with her whole heart - Deerfield Review

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Ashman supports her son, autism cause, with her whole heart Deerfield Review She was humbled when the organization invited her to sit on the Autism Speaks Chicago Chapter's Board of Directors last year, and her peers have since enjoyed her hard...
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Education reformers embrace Hollywood portrayal to inspire activism, reach ... - Fox News

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Susan Love's Illness Gives New Focus to Her Cause - New York Times (blog)

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Susan Love's Illness Gives New Focus to Her Cause
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We don't have the luxury to sit around and come up with a new marketing scheme.
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ACTIVISM: OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save r... - Care2 ...

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The kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1000 letters from around the world.
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The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

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The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more.

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Army veteran and abuse survivor needs help making a positive impact on others

Army veteran and abuse survivor needs help making a positive impact on others | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
Please help an Army veteran, single mom and domestic violence survivor, with a lifelong mission to encourage others to find strength believing in themselves. (#activism #spirituality #positive Please RT!
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Children who have epilepsy are offered new hope by charity - West Sussex County Times

Children who have epilepsy are offered new hope by charity - West Sussex County Times | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
West Sussex County TimesChildren who have epilepsy are offered new hope by charityWest Sussex County TimesA quarter of the 60000 children and teenagers with epilepsy in the UK have seizures that existing drugs fail to control.
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Mobile Marketing Tip: Engage Users with a Worthy Cause | The Magnum Group's Blog

Mobile Marketing Tip: Engage Users with a Worthy Cause | The Magnum Group's Blog | (Autism, Special Needs, Epilepsy & More) Awareness in Action | Scoop.it
   by Lucky Balaraman, Executive Director, TMG   Today’s users and web visitors have almost universally developed an allergy to any attempt (Mobile Marketing Strategy: Captivate Users with a Praiseworthy Cause: http://t.co/seVsLiAT...)...
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