Having an autistic child is not the end of the world--far from it. It is my hope that through this blog, at least a handful of people will get to understand that. My child is amazing, she brings us tremendous joy. We have good days & bad days, but we CHOOSE to focus on the good. Our belief is that by loving our daughter, giving her the most comfortable environment we can, and by most of all accepting her differences, she will continue to blossom--in her OWN way.

6/5/08

Neurodiversity on Good Morning America?

I ran across this today and wanted to share. I'm awaiting confirmation via email as to whether this is something ABC really is doing.

From "Good Morning America":

Good Morning America is doing a report on autism activism and neurodiversity. As part of the story, we'd like to include a photo montage of those who are a part of the community. If you or anyone you know is a part of this community and would be willing to be shown in the photo montage that would appear on Good Morning America, please send us your photos. The photos will provide a visual example of the diverse group of people behind autism activism celebrating the voices of autistic people. Please send the photos to Michelle.d.major@abc.com Thank you!


Edited to add:
Thank you to Angela and Camille for the confirmation. Bravo to ABC, let's see how it turns out when the cameras actually roll. Updates to follow...

5 comments:

Camille said...

It's for real. I understand that they are having one or more of the "neurodiverse" on GMA tomorrow. I think they are having Tom Insel on there to represent the medical establishment, but I'm not sure about that.

S.L. said...

Camille,

Thank you!! Guess I'll have to force myself to watch GMA tomorrow (not a big fan of those morning talk show deals). Anxious to see how it turns out... Thanks again! :)

kristina said...

It may not be tomorrow---- if you don't see it, check Monday.....

S.L. said...

Thanks for the heads up Kristina. Guess I'll be setting the DVR for both days then. ;)

jypsy said...

It will be on June 10 between 8:30
and 9am est.