Friday, January 18, 2008

Autism Music Video to Raise Funds

Our friend, Linda, at Sen. Orrin Hatch's office sent us this video. Every little bit helps:

I strongly Urge you to watch the music video below. In doing so, not only will you help to fund autism research, but you may just learn something. The 4 minutes it takes to view the video could have monumental and everlasting effects in the lives of thousands of children! Go ahead, Do your good deed for the day.

The band Five for Fighting is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hit, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

If the link doesn't work, copy and paste.

Please remember to forward this to everyone you know so they can join in and help those in need.


Symphony said...

Hi, I checked out your blog after reading about your family in People this week. You are both hilarious writers! I am a special education teacher for a virtual academy and I provide consultation support to many families home schooling children with autism. I think that this video fund raiser is fantastic! I have shared the post and link with my coworkers and families.

magic31576s said...

I love the website! I will definitely be buying some t-shirts! This video was fantastic and made me cry...there is always hope :-)

Anonymous said...

You seriously want people to support an organization that states clearly in their "Official" music video that they "want a world where the word autism is only found in history books?"

This is the same mentality that was part of Nazi Germany as they approached the years identified as WWII.

Autism has been proven repeatedly to be genetic by a number of reputable researchers so the only way to make autism a word only found in history books is through genocide, murder and abortion.

That's not the world I want my autistic family members and friends to endure. I want my autistic family members and friends to live in a world that welcomes them and embraces them for who they are!

Autism Speaks may speak for you, John and Robin, but they do not speak for the majority of autistics in the U.S., the U.K., or Canada.

GrammaKnows said...

The "Leave us Alone" adults with autism, notwithstanding, there are thousands of parents who realize the child who needs an outfit he can't remove to prevent smearing feces is not the best possible outcome for an adult.

Some of us realize a sensitivity to the ubiquitous corn products brings on that behavior, that dark circles under the eyes, frowns, grimaces and self-abuse are hallmarks of badly damaged guts and severe food allergies.

On April 17th, all around the country, in small venues and large, a documentary will be shown giving a new face to autism.

This is why parents are having their children's health examined (instead of their heads). This is why parents are choosing to deny their children sodas and bread and ice cream. This is how we are making Autism Yesterday:

All the best.