Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network: A Giving Tuesday Org to Support

TPGA Editor Carol Greenburg
[Image: Woman with short platinum hair,
beige skin, rimless glasses; wearing
a red shirt and holding a sign that reads,
"I support ASAN because we're the
best experts on what we need."]
It's Giving Tuesday. And we're just going to quote Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network:

"December 2nd is #GivingTuesday -- a national initiative in which those who can are urged to make a contribution to a cause that matters. For those of you who can afford to do so, I'd like to ask you to make a contribution to support ASAN's ongoing work to empower people with disabilities and our allies. If you can't afford to make a financial contribution, consider urging your friends on social media to do so by joining our thunderclap on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

"Thank you for your support this year, and in the year to come. As always, Nothing About Us, Without Us!"

If you want to make your own ASAN UNselfie like TPGA editor Carol Greenburg is doing here, you can find the template and instructions (and a great gallery of UNselfies) at ASAN's Facebook page.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Voices for Vaccines: A Giving Tuesday Org to Support

We’re grateful to our friends at Voices for Vaccines for helping us bust vaccine-autism myths while supporting autistic people. We’re also grateful for their tireless work in making sure the anti-vaccine voice is not the default parent voice broadcast during conversations about immunization.

Tomorrow, December 2, they are asking for our help in getting pro-vaccine voices heard by gathering 1,000 donors who are willing to put their money where their anti-disease opinion is and give to VFV as part of their Giving Tuesday drive.

TPGA is happy to support Voices for Vaccines and to take these simple steps to help spread the word to 1,000 potential donors for tomorrow!

Here's how you can help:

1) Join the Facebook event and invite friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/666509686779809/

2) Visit VFV on Giving Tuesday and donate any amount, great or small. www.voicesforvaccines.org/support

3) Share this video widely with friends, family, and colleagues:

Thank you for helping all our kids stay healthy and happy!