Site Housekeeping

8 Oct

A bit more site news on a general scale.

Firstly, concerning the Hub, following consultation with my fellow Hub members the strapline has now been changed. It was felt the old one (we don’t need no stinkin’ cure) whilst nice and pithy and punchy wasn’t really representative of _all_ of the ideas, beliefs and concepts the Hub membership had so a new one, written mainly by Dad of Cameron, has taken its place. It reads:

Autism Hub promotes diversity and human rights, with ethics and reality as the core guiding principles; aspects include empowerment/advocacy, acceptance, and a positive outlook.

which is much more comprehensive.

Secondly, I’ve made two changes to this site. The first change is the new ‘media’ page which I’ll use to collect interviews/articles etc as they happen.

The second change I need some help with. Your help Constant Reader.

I’ve introduced a wiki (see link in main navigation section at top of page) which will be used to collect, collate, explain and centralise a lot of the issues surrounding autism from both an anti-quackery standpoint and an advocacy standpoint.

Myself and a few others have made a start in bringing this material together but the more people we have contributing, the faster this project builds. Anyone who’s interested in exposing quackery relating to autism or interested in advocacy for autistic people to lead the autism community should please email me for details of how to edit the Wiki.

5 Responses to “Site Housekeeping”

  1. Bonnie Ventura October 8, 2006 at 14:07 #

    I agree that the “stinkin’ cure” line was somewhat off-putting to parents who were unfamiliar with our ideas, and the new text has a much more positive tone.

    One suggestion, though: the new text would be easier to read as solid letters. All those little outlined and shadowed letters are hard to focus on (for me anyway).

  2. natalia October 8, 2006 at 15:01 #

    AFF already has an autism wiki. Why not work together?

  3. David N. Andrews MEd (Dec 2006) October 8, 2006 at 15:09 #

    I think that the new line is better, too.

    Still moves away from the ‘cure’ notion well enough (for example, one cannot be seen as ’empowering’ an autistic person by curing him/her, since – by necessity – the autistic person would become non-autistic by being cured)… but doesn’t look as blunt as it did.


  4. natalia October 8, 2006 at 19:30 #

    I guess the more professional new wording is good, although i miss the “attitude” of the old one.
    I think it looks nice, too… but yeah the small shadowed type might be hard to read.

  5. Soapbox mom October 8, 2006 at 22:37 #

    Hi Kev-
    Off-topic, but when I click on the link for AutismHub (to the left of current blogpost) it just refreshes the page. Or is it just me?

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