The Autism Society of Texas will be hosting our first ever twitter chat April 26th, 2017 at 11:00AM. #autismchatstx
Please read below for instructions, the official Twitter chat questions, and suggested readings.
What is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter Chat is an informal reverse Q&A on Twitter. The ‘host’ of the chat posts 3-6 questions related to a topic on Twitter over the course of 1 hour and others chime in with their comments and feedback. Twitter Chats generally have the hashtags associated with the event. Twitter Chats are searchable in Twitter.
- Length: 1 hour
- Connect at 11:00AM by searching the hashtag: #autismchatstx
- All the questions will come from the Autism Society of Texas’s Twitter Account: @AutismATX
- All the questions will be labeled in the format of Q then the question number. For example: Q1 means Question 1
- All responses should include A then the number of the questions. For example A1 means an answer to Question 1
- All responses also must include the hashtag #autismchatstx to be viewed by the rest of the Twitter Chat
- Retweet, like, share and discuss with the other participants using the hashtag #autismchatstx
Autism Society of Texas April Twitter Chat Topic:
National Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month. Some big steps have been made to increase awareness, as evidenced by more media attention and representation on shows like Sesame Street. Although awareness has increased, there are still many areas where acceptance and community inclusion still lack. As the month comes to a close, we need to think of how we as a community will continue to spread awareness, advocate for acceptance and inclusion, open new dialogues, and create space for individuals and families affected by autism.
Please, join us on April 26, 2017 at 11am CST.
Here are the questions we hope to discuss during the chat:
- What you are doing for National Autism Awareness Month?
- Why is recognizing National Autism Awareness Month important in 2017?
- What challenges do people with autism face?
- Where do we as a community go for services?
- What ideas do we have moving forward to continue to conversation on awareness and acceptance?
Here we have compiled some readings on National Autism Awareness Month: