After the wonderful response to our #AutismIs social media campaign for World Autism Awareness Day 2013, we’ll be revisiting it once again for this year on Wednesday 2 April 2014 and we’d love for you to get involved!
What we would love you to do is to send a tweet or Facebook post on 2 April with an image or video containing the hashtag #AutismIs and some words about what autism means to you.
We hope that by encouraging as many different voices as possible to share their views, the campaign will help to show how autism affects people's lives in such different ways and help to shatter some of the pervading myths about the condition. If you missed it last year, make sure you check out the Storify of #AutismIs 2013.
If you're using Twitter, we would also encourage you to use our handle @AmbitiousAutism and the World Autism Awareness Day hashtag #WAAD in your tweet too, if you can fit them in.
For some inspiration, here are some example tweets from 2013:
#AutismIs a parent's deep love and joy and desperate worry all rolled into one!
Autism Is.... 2 of my beautiful children surprising me every day #AutismIs #WAAD @AmbitiousAutism
#autismis celebrating small victories like walking through a crowded hallway.
And an example photo from last year by our lovely Parent Patron, Eliza Mishcon:
You can be as creative as you like with this and send a number of tweets if you wish to! The most important thing is that it comes from you. If you're unsure how to attach pictures in your tweets, check out the guide in the Twitter Help Center.
At the end of the day we will create a Storify with all the Twitter submissions so they will be saved and then share them with everyone. We will also upload our favourite pictures to our Facebook page afterwards.