Spend too much time on Facebook? Overwhelmed with the Twitter stream? Then next November 1st you have a chance to give yourself a rest and join Communications Shutdown, a campaign to raise funds and awareness for autism in your country. Indeed, social technologies can be a challenge for people with autism, and shutting your social stream for one day can give you a sense of what autist people face every day.
To be a part of the shutdown, simply make a donation (starting at $5/€5) to receive the charity app (CHAPP), that connects with your Facebook and/or Twitter account and shows your support and spreads the word to your friends and followers.The app also creates a ‘shutdown badge’ for your profile picture and adds your Facebook picture to our global mosaic of supporters where you can see yourself next to celebrity supporters.
Donations will support partners on over 40 countries (more can enroll) and provide much-needed services for people with autism. Communication Shutdown was initiated by the AEIOU Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that spawned the campaign to a global audience.
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Or quoting Bowie: “We can be heroes, just for one day”.