The Autism Hub stretches its wings some more

18 Sep

Mike from Action for Autism is heading down to London for the NAS International Autism Conference on behalf of the Hub tomorrow.

This continues the great work Steve started back in the winter of 2007/08 and carried through during the early part of this summer at USD.

I am utterly thrilled to see the Hub gaining such prominence amongst the scientific elite of American society and the group I feel is the most ‘ND’ friendly in the world – the UK’s National Autistic Society. It really does feel like the right people are listening to Hub members and so the right message is gaining prominence.

Mike’s presentation introduces the Hub to the NAS audience and goes through the history of how the web has traditionally been used in autism advocacy and how the Hub tries to redress the imbalance.

I have been tangentially involved in Mike’s preparations in my role as a designer but I would have loved to have been able to stand alongside Mike at the conference and showcase the Hub. One day.

The future of the Hub is very, very bright. All Hub members are involved in discussing how to take the Hub forward and what should be next. Dave and HJ are managing what is a very fluid process and I am really excited to be part of that team of dynamic and forward thinking individuals.

Go Hub!!

2 Responses to “The Autism Hub stretches its wings some more”

  1. Sullivan September 19, 2008 at 14:37 #

    Way to go, Mike!

  2. Theo December 22, 2009 at 15:57 #

    Brand new poster here! 🙂

    I wish we had something like that for overe here across the pond. I feel so alone alot of the time, I feel like the token Autistic in Southwest MO fighting for the rights of others on the Spectrum. It would be nice to have a place to go to encourage others to get involved on a higher level. Perhaps the US needs a hub?

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