A belated reminder that Autism Twitter Day is now underway on Twitter.com!
This unqiue online event is focused no raising “positive autism awareness.” Prizes are also being given out and virtual “panel discussions” have been scheduled for 9AM, 12:30 PM and 8 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
Who can participate? Twitter members who are members of the Autism community or anyone with a direct or indirect connection to Autism (parent, sibling, relative, teacher, therapist, friend).
Reply to any tweet of interest or relevance to you and add to the conversation! And, even if you don’t get there today, you can still search the hashtag and learn about Autism at any point in the future.
Aside from my personal interest in better understanding Autism, I am also drawn to the implications of it from a social media research perspective. I am eager to see what I will learn from it and how it might further strengthen the role of social media in our daily lives.