This has been a whirlwind of a week. We started with April Fools Day, which seemed to involve a lot of cats and alternative search methods this year. April is Autism
Awareness Acceptance Month and Tuesday was World Autism Day. Tuesday was also the groundbreaking announcement of the BRAIN Initiative that was outlined yesterday on the THL Blog.
I decided to focus on the autism portion of the week, although, as you’ll see from the tweets, the other two are related. I started with the most obvious hashtag #autism. I focused on research and personal stories about autism. As you can see, Twitter delivered.
— ADDitudeMag (@ADDitudeMag) April 1, 2013
— Trevor Skinner (@TrevorSkinner) April 4, 2013
— Malika Bilal (@mmbilal) April 1, 2013
Acceptance Is Belonging by Amy Sequenzia || Autism Acceptance Month ow.ly/jHNmB
— autselfadvocacy (@autselfadvocacy) April 3, 2013
— Sen. Robert Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) April 2, 2013
— Mental Health NIMH (@NIMHgov) April 4, 2013
— J.-François Gariépy (@JFGariepy) April 4, 2013
— The Stream (@AJStream) April 1, 2013
— Autism Care UK (@autismcareuk) April 4, 2013
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) April 2, 2013
I clicked through into the #neuroscience and #psychology streams to see what scientists and researchers were talking about this week as well.
— Michelle Petersen (@shelleypetersen) April 4, 2013
— BioMed Central (@BioMedCentral) April 3, 2013
— Bernardo R. Japón (@brjapon) March 29, 2013
— Antonio Ho (@Lawyer_A_Ho) April 4, 2013