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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Communication Shutdown Day

Lisa Jo Rudy reports:

Tomorrow, November 1, has been set as "Global Communication Shutdown Day." We are encouraged to cease twittering and facebooking for the day in order to raise awareness of and funds for autism - and, to some degree, to simulate the communications challenges faced by people on the autism spectrum. The non-communication is supposed to mirror autistic isolation; the fundraising will take place when you pay for a "charity app" you place on your computer which "spreads the word, gives a shutdown badge to wear online and adds your picture to a global mosaic of supporters, next to the celebs." Information about recipients of you donations can be found on the Global Shutdown Day website.
There is significant opposition to the idea: